I loved teaching the second graders about birds. We first learned what makes a bird? Then we studied their life cycle. It was great to have this piece of artwork to show their life cycle. Finally, I had them use books to find their favorite species. We also read the book " A Nest Full of Eggs."
This is a bulletin board from my Kindergarten student teaching. I love it! During our friendship unit, I taught that the first person we need to truly like is ourselves. I read the book "I like me!" which is about an adorable pig. Then, during centers, each child painted a self portrait. Then we put all of them into the Friend "ship" ! I love it!!!!
I believe that children learn the most when they have their basic needs met and they feel that they are loved and accepted. When children are treated with love and care, they become children who feel that they are of great worth. This becomes a huge defense against bullying, peer pressure, misbehavior and more serious behavior issues in the future. My greatest desire is to have every child feel love and accepted in my classroom!
Each child is unique with their own strengths and weaknesses. I want to give each child as many opportunities to show off their strengths in the classroom! I want them to grow accustomed to speaking in front of the class. This can be done to show the work that they have done, as a classroom spotlight, or as a class assignment. Every member of my class is important.