Yesterday was my last day of teaching the first graders. I got to work with the same group of 5 students and we continued reviewing animal movement and body parts and using VoiceThread. They were a little more restless and some were a bit more reserved. But they still had fun with it and showed a lot of enthusiasm.
I hope that Ms. Ingram got as much out of the project as I did. I have learned so much! I've gained really valuable experience learning how to structure lesson plans, how to use technology effectively in the classroom, how to scaffold lessons appropriately, how to be mindful of student behavior throughout a lesson, how to be flexible when things don't go as planned, and how to work effectively with other teachers to plan instruction.
I am really proud of myself for everything I have accomplished personally and professionally. I loved working with Ms. Ingram and the first graders. This internship was very rewarding and has made me really excited about the teaching profession. It has definitely opened my mind to the possibility of teaching ESOL.