This week’s meeting with our ten-year-old boy was a little different due to the Easter holiday and having Monday off. For today’s lesson, my plan was to start with a review of what the student had previously learned, and also engage him in a way that would keep him active and not bored [since there were moments in the last session where he seemed tired and less interested]. Continue reading
Our clinical session is about to begin, and I can hear our ten-year-old running up the library stairs two at a time. He’s holding a silver pan with a sheet of foil covering the top. Continue reading
Today was so much fun! Our student came in a little tired, but ready to learn!
The focus of today’s lesson was on Spring, but before moving into our Spring theme, our group wanted to finish up the activities from last session. Continue reading
I took over planning for today’s Diagnostic/Remedial Reading in-class clinical lesson with our ten-year-old boy. I wanted the focus to be on sports/movement, so I set up five stations with both cones and little number circles. Continue reading
I took over planning for today’s session with the ten-year-old boy. Continue reading
The focus of today’s session was on emotions/feelings/states of being. My group and I gathered about 6-8 books at a fourth grade reading level that incorporated these: ‘Being Responsible,’ ‘Being Brave,’ ‘The Way I Feel’ and ‘Big Words for Little People’ among others. Continue reading
As a secondary student, I hardly get the chance to work with younger kids. When I was told by my professor that we would be working with younger students, I was thrilled! Even though this boy might be younger than I’m used to, I’m excited to incorporate ideas and strategies I’ve learned and accommodate for his level, and then relate this to older students in my other clinicals/future classroom.
“It’s a Wordly Wise day? Awh mannnnnn!”
That was the chorus I heard at the start of every sixth grade class period today. I knew, going in, that students weren’t huge fans of learning the new vocabulary words and then being tested on them every day of the week. It’s monotonous. I totally get it! But…my goal was to present the words to them in a slideshow that was fun and could keep them a little more engaged. Continue reading
A few class sessions ago, I had my sixth grade students work on a character sketch for the narrator, Jo, in their novel Jericho Walls. Because they are working on predicting, and because I really wanted them to get a deeper understanding of the narrator, I led the class in a group discussion about Jo and symbols that could represent her. Continue reading