Elementary School. Since this was my first experience, I mainly
assisted Mrs. Muth and made sure that the students were listening and
understanding the concepts. I would often walk around and work one on
one with the students that were struggling.
grade class at Moravian
Academy Lower School. I noticed an immediate change when I walked in on
the first day. Since it was a private school, the teachers were free to
create their own curriculum. This was the first time I had seen Smart
Board technology used with primary grades. It was very interesting to
see the students respond to the new technology. During my last week of
experience I taught a lesson on Pablo Picasso and had the students
create their very own self portraits in his style.
Middle School. I
continued my trend of going up three grades and found myself at the
sixth grade level. These students were drastically different than
anything I had ever encountered before because of their age. I taught
two lessons at this experience. One was comparing fiction and
nonfiction using Venn Diagrams. My second lesson was with a small group
of students. Their test scores indicated that they were struggling with
making inferences and drawing conclusions, so I focused my lesson on
that. I made sure that my lesson addressed multiple learners and was
fun so that the material would stick better in their minds.