Barrow Visit #2

This week at Barrow I started off playing a sight word game with a student. We reviewed a few words and then matched the flashcards. Next, I pulled individual students in the hallway to practice their “weather forecast” and record them with an iPad. These 1st graders had to write a beginning, middle, and end report on a weather topic of their choice, such as tornados. In a few weeks, they are going to go into the library and read off their forecast with a green screen behind them. The students are so excited for this! I helped them fix words they couldn’t read and also reviewed presentation skills, like keeping the paper low enough for the camera to see your face. The kids loved to see themselves after I recorded them. It was interesting to me to be able to actually experience how this teacher incorporates technology into the classroom. After about 30 minutes, I then did some busy work in the classroom while the students went out to recess. I taped some of the student’s work into a poster board about verbs, and then cut out numerous mini squares that the teacher is going to use. Many of these were different reading centers, including reading to a partner or listening to an audio book, and some were stations, such as the computer station. I’m happy to say that this is another week of success and I’ve learned many techniques to use in my future classroom!

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Author: Anna Beasley

Early Childhood Education. UGA.

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