Loved to teach, was able to switch lessons when I felt lesson was hold their attention,
Pros: p&d, 40min. free lunch
Cons: being called out of lunch & loosing p & d's ~~~< also no coverage for testing!
Basically , I was a 2nd grade teacher for 12 of my 14 years. I introduced Author Studies, Reciprocal Reading, followed the standards, taught Black History & many more core areas.
I added Journalling, poetry blasts, read around the room, Art History & Drawing on the Right Side of the brain. The students would learn the basics of drawing, then they would – more... have one half hour of art twice a week . Outside w
As our science room, and experiments were brought into the room!!
I did some cooperative learning with Grade one & we were using the pull out model at that time.
The last 2 years I was a K2 teacher. My hopes were crushed do to a lack of a some- timey Para. This left me alone with 19 boys & 2 girls.
It was impossible to sit them!
It was a totally hard year with no help from management.
The next year feared no better~the para clearly wanted to be in the other K2 class.
I had taught K2 before, not to toot my own horn~ but with my full time Para, our class entered Grade 1 ; reading, writing sentences w / B-M-E. they could recite many poems inc. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Eveming, and they all, minus 2 or 3 met bench mark for math. – less