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Letter to Judges


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Letter to Judges

  1. 1. 1150 Owens Store RoadCanton, GA 30115April 19, 2012Judges, Senior ProjectCreekview High School1550 Owens Store RoadCanton, GA 30115Dear Judges:My name is Alissa Anderson; I’m currently a senior at Creekview High School. Before the senior project, Iplanned on getting a degree in Early Childhood Education. For that reason, for my senior project, I madea math unit lesson plan for a Kindergarten class. I also taught and recorded the opening lesson of theunit. After I completed the senior project, I decided I did not want to pursue a career in this field.Instead, I am going to earn a degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology.My final product is a video of myself teaching Mrs. McConnell’s kindergarten class the opening lesson ofmy unit lesson plans. My unit lesson included the Georgia Performance Standards, materials needed,the step by step process of how to teach each lesson, etc. My facilitator, Brandy McConnell, and I had aminor obstacle on our meeting times, but we quickly learned to work over this problem. The finalproduct deadline was also a minor obstacle in the process of this senior project. The time frame that Ineeded to have taught the class by limited what material I could teach the students. I didn’t want tomess up their schedule to accommodate my schedule; to fix this issue, I decided to cover whateverstandards they were learning at the time.The topic of my research paper was the issue of class size. This directly relates to my career I focused onthroughout my senior project. I get to experience the effect of class size on a student on a day to daybasis, but I had never realized how much more it affects the teacher. Teacher’s daily tasks continue togrow inside and outside of the classroomas class size grows. After this senior project, I realized I do notwant to become a teacher. I am going to attend Kennesaw State University next year, and I hope to oneday attend a prestige’s law school.Despite all of the negative views on the senior project, for me, I think the senior project was verybeneficial to my future. In doing this project, I learned that I no longer want to pursue the career that Ihad always dreamed of spending the rest of my life doing. The senior project saved money and time thatwould have been spent in a degree that I would later find out did not make me the happiest I can be inlife. The senior project also improved my communication skills with adults and children. I learned topreserve through anything to reach my goals in life. The senior project was a great use of my time, and Ithank you for your time in listening to my senior project.Sincerely,Alissa Anderson