Thursday, October 29, 2009

Watching the Lessons

For about a month already, we have been presenting our lessons to the class. Many of the students in the classroom are given a specific behavior that they must act out. The only problem with this is that realistically speaking, students in 1st or 2nd grade would probably not act like that with their teachers. The class has been very disrespectful and I don't see any of them having their entire class behave in such a foul manner. Although, it is rather amusing to see young adults prance around and behave like 7yrs old. Many of them are very good at misbehaving, which makes you wonder if they behaved that way when they were younger.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Our Teaching Experience

Liz and I finally did our lesson infront of the class. I have to admit, I was so nervous, because I knew that the class would miss behave. I had intentions on including the podcast and I couldn't because I not only didn't have the time, but with 5-6 students misbehaving, it is so easy to lose focus.
The only difference between this and a real classroom is that in a real 1st grade class, the students are afraid if you say their going to have detention or that their parents are going to come in.

We also have been watching a lot of other students doing their lessons, although most of them are good, there are some that might need some work. (Not much)
I feel a little bad saying like that but its good to hear constructive criticism from a peer, its a lot less threatening.

I look forward to seeing the other lessons next week.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Lesson Plan due soon

So, Liz and I have our lesson plans due on Friday and we have been working very hard to come up with different ways to incorporate a lesson into the story "Are you my Mother". As easy of a story that it is to read, the lesson plan is not so easy to just come up with. I have many ideas, as does Elizabeth, but for some reason, too many ideas doesn't really work in your favor. I am really happy that we get to go first. I hate having to hold on to that anxiety and stress from wanting to do something already.

We'll see how it goes. Hopefully, we'll get an A++ for our great work.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Are You My Mother on YouTube....

This is a video of our story.

Are You My Mother????

Dr. Luongo's RSS feed

This Morning!!!!

This morning Dr. Luongo gave us the option to team teach and I thought that this would work out great for Elizabeth and myself. Both of us were scheduled to do our lesson plans on the same day so this is a great opportunity for us to not only to learn how we work together but to be able to do more work because we can rely on each other.
I usually don't warm up to working wit others but this may allow for me to break out of my shell. I have many ideas for this lesson plan and I am looking forward to presenting this to the classroom.

This Morning though... Elizabeth and I will take one last shot at recording our story over the podcast. After we are finished, we will start working on our lesson plan and begin to get all the information that we need to do this beautifully.