Sunday, January 26, 2014

Start of Student Teaching

Well, I have certainly not kept up end of this blogging bargain up the past few weeks! I only really have one excuse, that student teaching has begun, and I have been inundated with lesson planning, note taking, journaling and reflecting, and go yes, a nasty stomach flu last week (welcome to teaching, right?). Posts will probably be few and irregular over the next few months, but I will try my best! So far it has been an amazing experience. I have learned incredible amounts since the first day of student teaching, and I know that is just a drop in the bucket compared with the remaining ten weeks. Here is my classroom for student teaching, in pictures. Names and faces have all been blurred out, to protect my kiddos.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Kinder Phonics

A few weeks ago Emi asked about my approach to Literacy and teaching Phonics and Reading.  This is a topic dear to me as I clearly remember learning to read in First Grade. It was magic!!   We all sat on the floor in front of my teacher as she would read to us from a big Dick and Jane book. There was one with a red cover and one with a blue cover.   She would read each page to us and discuss the pictures and have us repeat the words. The pictures were adorable and sweet. My brother and sister would have been Dick and Jane (I still love the name Jane) and I would have been the pesky little sister.