Three Weeks with My Two’s

I absolutely love grade two! I couldn’t believe the growth in them since the fall! Both physically (so tall!), academically, and socially! Grade two is such a fun grade because the students have really gained independence and are excited to be working on their own. Their writing is priceless, super original, and they are open to trying to write almost anything. I also enjoy that they are still super excited to learn anything, they still need and rely on me as their teacher.

I am worried about teaching math to my future students. I have always loved math, I like the logic, structures and the rules. However, I find that I struggle to teach what I know, especially in language friendly to children. So, I chose to do a unit in math while I have the support of my cooperating teacher beside me everyday.

Here is my unit on Full Detailed Geometry Lessons with very detailed lesson plans, work pages, and a fun final assessment.

Here is the end of unit Summative Quiz.

Here is the Student Work Booklet.

The unit includes detailed lesson plans, a work booklet, and a hands on final assessment.

I really enjoyed this unit, while I had to adjust my assessments- they were too wordy for grade two’s, we found ways to adjust and have fun.

I am thankful I had the opportunity to try new things and learn from my cooperating teacher!

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The First 8 Weeks

I was very fortunate to get to work alongside my classmate Vanessa for my pre-internship. We were placed in a grade two classroom in Regina at St. Bernadette. We had a group of 24 students, four of which were EAL learners and of varying levels. They were the sweetest group of children.

Vanessa and I had the opportunity to have every Wednesday for eight weeks spent team teaching and teaching on our own with the grade two’s. We did our first two lesson plans together and then began creating our own. This was a unique opportunity because we were creating lesson plans based on students we barely knew (forcing us to adjust as we were teaching to suit their needs as best as possible) and create plans that were in the middle of our cooperating teacher’s unit plans. We had the opportunity to try planning various subject plans.

I will share my first lesson plans with you, however, please keep in mind they are some of my first plans I have ever put into practice.

Week One of Pre Internship Reflection

Week 2 – Health; Stranger Safety

Week 3 – Art; Dance Dynamics

Week 4 – ELA; Sequencing Book Talk

Week 5 – Art; Leading & Following Dance

Week 6 – Science; Insect Life Cycles

Week 7 – Science; Agribition & Cattle Life Cycles

Week 8 – ELA; Long “ea” Vowel Recognition

I learned a lot about myself as an educator through each of these lessons. My cooperating teacher and Vanessa provided a lot of insight for classroom management growth and learning to really smile and have fun, to not worry so much about “having the perfect lesson”.

I enjoyed learning with the grade two’s and I cannot wait to come back and teach them for three weeks!