Here I am teaching my lesson! To check out the video of my lesson check out this link!
Today I got to teach my lesson, which was a lot more stressful than I first presumed, and looking back on it now I am not 100% sure why i was so anxious while I was teaching. It likely had to do with the fact that I had a cold, so I was sniffling like crazy, and it was very inconvenient. But, reading the text I could tell the students were engaged in the lesson because I had them all squeeze in nice and close, while I asked the students questions while we were reading. Before the lesson started, I asked the students about their Thanksgiving and if they could count all the food they ate over break, and they couldn't because they had eaten too much to count, which perfectly influenced my lesson about counting and multiplying. Additionally, it also builds rapport with the students. One thing I felt like I could have worked on was restricting the students from shouting out the answers during the lesson because some students weren't quite to that same point yet in the lesson. After the lesson, I gave the students each two brownies and asked them to figure out how many total brownies we had without counting them. What I should have done was split the students up into groups before i gave them the brownies and encourage them to find their answer in the group and to show their work to include everyone in the lesson. But, for my first lesson, I felt like it went pretty well.
Unfortunately, Mrs. Sutliff has a substitute on Wednesday and I will be out of town Thursday, so Tuesday was my only day of observations this week :(
The Map of the Learning World
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