Seriously though, I like it a lot. I am working with 4th graders right now (10 years old). They are adorable.
Friday, November 07, 2008
So on another note. I am currently in the middle of my "field experience." At UVU they have us go into elementary class rooms for a few weeks each of the 3 semesters before student teaching. This is a great opportunity to try to use the things we have been learning in our classes in real life. We actually write lesson plans and then teach them to real elementary school children instead of to our classmates. We get to see real teachers in action and note the things they do which are effective (and the things they do which aren't effective). Most of all I get the joy of kicking myself for my mistakes after giving a lesson-- but I can do it with out too much stress because, it's only one lesson a day and kids aren't even tested in social studies anyway (math, english, science only... thanks NCLB).