Arnold Mill Elementary School Home to approximately 848 students Located in Woodstock, Georgia Middle class, professional workers – Of the 21 students in our class only 2 go to afterschool on a daily basis. – 1 student goes to after school just to participate in the science club.
MON$Y LESSON PLAN Grouped the students according to the observation sheet. Discussed money in our morning center time. Gave each student a money cup, and as a classroom management activity, every time they were caught doing something good, they received money. – First day was only pennies. Manuel, Timmy, Sarah Jane, and Ashton were the record keepers. – One student per day. The first week I only gave out pennies. This is how many pennies they had at the end of the first day. Manuel wrote the entries onto our form.
Shopping day Students used the money they earned to go shopping.
Penguin lesson I gave each student a different penguin to investigate. Based on ability, the student was given a different type of penguin. Every one had their own computer. For the middle group the website was already posted, they had to find their own penguin.
Computer investigations The low level group already had a premade information sheet on their computer. They did not visit the website. They had to copy the response sheet from the computer. Advanced students started with nothing on their computer, and they had to navigate to the website, and they had to FIND the information on their penguin.
Penguin Technology lesson Investigating different penguins on the Web Response sheets
Creating their life size penguin They used tape measures to measure the correct length of their own penguin. Once they learned the length of their penguin they had to draw a real life size picture of their penguin.
Penguin Lesson Conclusion Everyone is on the carpet to share. Sharing their life size penguin drawing.
We also ate penguins. They made edible penguins out of Oreos, candy corn, Hershey kisses, and white frosting for eyes.
“Abuela” Read the story, sang the song Took a book walk, used chart paper, And cut up letters to make words. Utilized book buddies for students that cannot read
Writing activities No prompt at all, just a blank piece of paper. “Find it” Find the ten words that have the short /e/ sound. 1. ____________________ 2. ____________________ 3. ____________________ 4. ____________________ 5. ____________________ 6. ____________________ 7. ____________________ 8. ____________________ 9. ____________________ 10. ____________________
DOMAIN III: IMPACTING STUDENT LEARNING Rocks and soil lesson plan – Everyone had a chance to play in the dirt. – We went outside – Brought dirt inside. They investigated
Rocks and soil The students that like to read had a chance to read a book about rocks, and then using descriptive words wrote two sentences about their own rock. Based on the results of an Activote activity: I decided which activity they would do best at.
Sorting rocks pointy, shiny, black, smooth
Math lesson Post assessment Game: 1.In the art center the students colored big coins and glued them to a stick. 2.Everyone came to the carpet 3.I made flash cards with the front and back of each coin, and the numeric symbol for each coin:.01,.05, etc. 4.When I held up the flash card, they must hold up the correct coin. 5.Played on the promethean board for practice.www.starfall.com
Reading post assessment Better at my assessments, and used this for both pre assessment and post assessment.
Domain IV: Professional responsibilities in support of differentiated instruction and assessment Professional development activities: Team MeetingsMinutes Minutes 1/3 day planning meetings Talked about themes for each week Parent Teacher Conferences Sarah Jane, Timmy, Julia Member of SPAGE Member number# PTA Meeting 3/29/11 Kindergarten performance
Philosophy Original PhilosophyCurrent Philosophy Humanist Concentrates on the development of the child’s self concept. When the student feels good about himself then that is a positive beginning. Learning then becomes not an end to itself, but a means to a greater self development Trying to create a need within the child to want to learn. “You are doing a great job standing quietly” Behaviorist Give out rewards for good behavior Students behave better when they are rewarded with something tangible. Students work to earn rewards. They understand there is a consequence (whether good or bad) for every action that they take throughout the day. Give the student an M&M for standing in line quietly.
PART III. CONCLUSION: Did I teach?Yes, Did I learn? Yes, Did I impact a student’s learning? Yes Oviparous Animals, Dental Health, insects, Mammals, Dr. Seuss, Butterflies, Spring and kites, reptiles and amphibians, rocks and soil just to name a few~!
Plan for continuing education Next step: Gifted certification Pass GACE in Middle Grades Math/Science Never stop learning from the students. The End