Sunday, December 12, 2010

Reflection on Teaching Grade One

What an exhilarating learning experience! I thoroughly enjoyed teaching the Grade One class over the past 4 weeks. I taught a unit on the Human Body for Science and a mini unit on graphing in Math along with a series of lessons in Language Arts on Retell. Other lessons I taught included Painting with Primary Colours, Calendar and DPA. My class ranged in ability from low level learners and ELLs to quick learners with a few behavioural problems along the way. I obtained some sound experience in keeping routines on a daily basis. I struggled with teaching some of the students who just wouldn't focus and experienced many frustrations that Teachers go through from Technological difficulties with videos to photocopiers to running out of handouts and endless sharpening of pencils. I came to love the students out of a love of learning to teach. They will always hold a special place in my heart as they are and always will be the first class with which I had experience teaching.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Thank you!

Thank you so much for the beautiful booklet of all of your hand drawn pictures of so many meaningful times. I am grateful that you all put in such a wonderful effort to express your thanks to me for being your student teacher in such an original way. This booklet will help me remember each of you as I will be able to remember your work as well as you from the picture. Also, thanks again for the wonderful "Children Around The World" book and the calendar etc. It is all greatly apprciated. Mucho Gracias!!!