Reflection on class
Today, we demonstrated performance practice and an activity. Through sharing the demonstration, I recognized practices that I learned in this week and I obtained many ideas from my peers.
1) Jordan’s activity: Telling time
Her activity was related to “The Grouchy Ladybug” by Eric Carle. It was helpful to understand the hours to children, and they read and say the time with isolating the hours. Her extension activity also makes children understand different between digital and analog clock.
2) Kelsey’s activity: Heavy and Light Sorting
Her activity was related to “Mighty Maddie” by Stuart J. Murphy. It was very interesting activity and helpful to understand the differences of heavy and light to children. Children bring objects to heavy are or light are, so they don’t easily forget things they have learned through physical repetition. She also used different voice when she said light or heavy, so it was easy to sort them to younger children.
3) Michelle’s activity: Graphing
Her activity was related to “Tally O’Malley” by Stuart J. Murphy. Children might learn how to classify, sort, tally and make a graph from data. The sheet which her made was very organized.
4) Vanessa’s activity: Cookie Game (Division - Static - Without Exchanging)
Her activity was related to “The Doorbell Rang” by Pat Hutchins. It was helpful to understand the concept of division to children. Additionally, children might be fascinated by her materials (chocolate chip cookies) which she made. Cookies were delicious-looking.
5) Tomomi’s activity: Numeration to 10 (Quantities and Symbols)
Her activity was related to “1, 2, 3 to the Zoo” by Eric Carle. It was helpful to learn the names for the quantities and symbols one through ten.
Today is also the last day of math methods lesson. We learned lots of things from Ms. Sylvia. Especially, I recognized how important the three period lesson throughout my performance practice and to keep eye contact with children during the demonstration. I am really happy to take her class. Mahalo.