My Like And Dislikes Essay

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It is important for a teacher to know their student’s likes and dislikes. This is a tremendous way to help your students grow and reach their full potential. The more educated you are on your students, the easier it is for you as a teacher. During my read aloud, I had a tough time choosing a book for my students because all their genre interest differed. This made it very challenging to choose a book, which complemented all the student’s interest. Ages and stages were my referral resource, in finding an appropriate book for my students. When conducting my survey in getting to know their likes and dislikes, I was in a second-grade class. Therefore, I created an age appropriate survey that was not too tedious or complicated. I also …show more content…
They also shared math as their favorite subject. When doing, a follow-up interview, to get more information, I found it very helpful because I could get more personal answers from each of the students using open-ended questions. The students were very independent thinkers and conscious of their thoughts. Therefore, they ended up giving me more information than I initially needed. My questions were designed to find information on things they liked to do outside of school. The interview included questions such as: what are things you like to do for fun? Some mentioned “spending time with family, doing things with their sibling, or making art. I tweaked some of the questions on the survey for the interview because the survey answers were closed-ended questions, and I wanted more conversation around what they enjoyed doing outside of school. I also remembered during the interview some of the kids had a missing tooth, which made me think of Ages and Stages. Ages and Stages has a component of physical changes at this particular age such as losing a …show more content…
After reading this page, I asked a story related question since all the students have a sibling or more. I asked if they ever received hand me down clothing from their older brother or sister and they all said yes, and clothes are too big for them as well. On paged 4; Ex: When Titch tried on his brother’s pants, they were way too big for him. Therefore, I asked the students an evaluation question (based on this observation,) What would you recommend Titch do? The students replied saying “Titch should wear a belt to hold up his pants and the another solution was that he could cuff the bottom of the pants to make them fit better. I asked this questions because I was very interested to see them use their thinking skills to find a solution. Another higher-level question I asked was “Can you predict an outcome of what will happen?” The students were overly excited to share their predictions. They stated that Titch 's parents will most likely take him shopping for new clothes; or that he will eventually wear the clothes until he grows into them. I acknowledged all their answers, and we will continue reading to find out what will

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