Gallery A little ice-cream treat Kinesthetic learning Shaving cream letters and numbers! A collaborative, movable classroom for discussion on role of women, Marin and Alicia in House on Mango Street. Goofing around with my period 6 eighth graders At first the activity was a little awkward. Students got up and weren’t sure what to do, as I hadn’t given them a clear set of directions. Hands-on learning My Classroom with ‘I Can’ Standards hung in the front. I created this to hold the standards/statements for students to view every day. Silent discussion about friendship. One-on-one reading I was able to join in on the discussion and give information, feedback, comments, and pose questions. Working on revising Attaching poems to construction paper for some color. Selfie with my 2nd period! Balloons from my high schoolers! Brainstorming some ideas. Explaining an assignment to some students who missed class. My English 10 students created ‘Morrie Poems,’ about the influential people in their lives. Creating the Eiffel Tower out of canned/boxed food. Here’s a student who created a poster. Now that the students formed groups of different colors, they had the responsibility of sharing their information with the rest of their group members! Long Night Against Procrastination at Waldorf College Teaching poetry as a volunteer in Forest City High School. My ‘I Can’ board with our latest standards added! PJ Day at Forest City Middle School! We are so busy reading! Taking turns mixing Here we defined what friendship meant to us as a preview to our reading in House on Mango Street. Students talked and gathered quotations Being goofy Students had fun with this activity! This was my creative student, who used (and introduced me to) Smore to make a newsletter. Look how big it is! Creating the Eiffel Tower out of canned/boxed food. Me and some of my fellow classmates serving food at the North Iowa Food Kitchen. Helping one of the groups brainstorm quotes/examples of the Radley House/Story Progression. Having desks next to one another rather than across allowed for a more comfortable, approachable environment. Here’s one student’s Fakebook profile for her wolf. Here are two students cutting and pasting their poems on poster board to hang in the classroom! Explaining the assignment and homework. I’ve even helped with math! What is the Old Man and the Sea about? My focus for conferences was to appear confident, knowledgeable about each student, and give excellent eye contact. Two of my Kindergartners playing ‘Top It’ before heading to lunch. Smiles 🙂 with eighth graders Decorating poems and poster boards! Kindergartners working on math Here are the crests, hung and ready on the walls into the library/my classroom. Working individually with student tutoring Me and my fellow student teachers at our post-grad dinner! Visual adding Working one-on-one with a student on his marketing proposal in the Writing Center! Taking turns writing on the board. My 4th hour English 10, a tough crowd to get to smile! 😛 Counting animal crackers Small-group reading Getting images for their poems; gluing poems to the poster board. Working individually with a student. The tower of canned/boxed food items students created in their Dugout! All donated for the Food bank! Having a celebration for the two boys our class tutored all semester. Collaborative discussions Integration of technology and teaching Students were really engaged, almost climbing over one another to write their ideas on the board! Me and some of my fellow classmates serving food at the North Iowa Food Kitchen. Our class [teachers] with our little boys! Bronson, age 10 on the left and Blake, age 7 on the right. Honors 10, period 6! Helping make the homemade ice cream Creating a poster with glitter, of course! Goofing around on my last day! Taking a dance break with our student! Daycare babies playing with bubbles Me and my first placement (Mason City High School) cooperating teacher, Deadra Stanton. A wonderful woman and wonderful experience! Working together on projects One student asked me to take a picture with her on my last day! My cooperating teacher and I set up the desks to be in semi-circles. That allowed teachers and parents to be in closer proximity. Enjoying some home-made ice cream Working on the writing portions or interactive portions of the project in class. Circle-rug time Room with colored, movable desks Talking with a group, giving them some feedback and asking questions. Goofing around with my eighth graders, period 3 Having a good laugh with my honors kids 🙂 This student did a Prezi. Math game Discussion groups for TKAM Posing with our Norton textbooks on my last day! Hangin’ with the Writing Center Crew Working one-on-one with a student.