For first grade students, a huge objective is being able to write a story where their thoughts coordinate with what they vebally share, and with the thoughts they write down on paper. One student was really struggling to focus on the task given. He was very intersted in discussing his story, but he didn't have the patience to get his thoughts down on paper, so I did what I could to give him a little motivation. I took it slowly, and helped him focus on each individual aspect of the story. I created stories to encourage him to write down his words, and eventually he was focused enough to finish a story. I was proud not only for his academic ahievements, but his behavior improvements that I was able to control with a little patience and creativity.
The Map of the Learning World
Along with me as your tour guide, you'll also find I've added my daily journal entries, or blogs, to help guide you through the learning world. Feel free to check them out!