Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Field Experience Week 2&3

Last week in field experience I got to give a reading inventory test. That was really cool! I also got to pretty much direct the whole class in math. :) The teacher over me also let me look at another test they use to test SPED students. That was interesting to look at and learn about.  She has taught me so much in only 3 weeks. :)
Field experience today was fun. When the reading class breaks up into small groups, I get to help students when they have questions and even, instruct them on what to do. This I like a lot because I am not just sitting in the room doing nothing. I love the children in reading...  They are all so funny in some ways, and sometimes a little crazy. The reading class has students in 6th-8th grade. It is an accelerated reading class. The goal is to get the students up to their  grade level of reading at a fast pace. Some of the students in the class only read at a second grade level and like I said these are students in 6th-8th grade.

I also got to help 5th grade students with their math tests (help meaning read directions or if needed give them a similar problem and help them work through it giving them a little review). One of the other teachers came and got me to watch her students while she went to the bathroom. They were so funny. I was telling them what to do and they were kind of freaking out because they didn't know who I was. LOL! It made me laugh! In 4th grade, I got to work with a small group doing math. They asked me to help them on whatever problems they couldn't figure out, and I assisted them using the white board and we would work though the problems together.

So far, I really enjoy field experience! I dont like it that I have to get 100hrs in, but that's ok. It gives me more time to spend with students. By student teaching (Fall 2012) I will have accumulated 195hrs of field experience in total. That's a lot!  LOL!
FL Is now requiring 245hrs.... But I am one of the lucky ones who already took field experience 1 before they changed the rules. LOL! Yay me! I get out of it. :D

Anyway, thats all I had to say today. :)