Paper Two Perspectives and Preparation
1. My supervising teacher never uses a textbook.
a. My supervising teacher has a great knowledge of the subject she is teaching. I am in her classroom during reading and she never has the students read out of a textbook. Honestly, I have not even seen a textbook in the classroom. My teacher is able to incorporate books such as Arthur and still have the students learn. This week my supervising teacher taught the students about main idea webs. My teacher did not have to look at her book, she was able to teach them all about main idea webs without reading a textbook explanation. My teacher’s experience and knowledge of the subject is clear …show more content…
Two weeks ago in reading the students read the story Hugs for Daddy. This story is about a girl whose father is in the military and she is getting deployed. Before my teacher had the kids start to read, she asked who has a parent in the military. In my classroom at Lincoln Elementary almost every student had a parent in the military. The students were then allowed to talk about what it’s like for them having a parent in the military. Then we read a story about a parent in the military. This story was relatable for many students, and at the end of the lesson they were allowed to take this story home. My teacher always asks the students questions to answer once they finish reading for the day. Many of the questions she asked with this book included: how is Hannah’s dad like your own parent? How would you describe your parent? This gave the students a chance to express their feelings about their parent being in the military in a safe environment. My teacher made the students fell proud to be a part of a military family and helped them to see that even though their parent may be gone they are gone for a great reason, and they still love them very much. My teacher picked this book especially for her students, she wanted to learn more about their background and home life, and to be able to help them through what they are experiencing at a young …show more content…
When we read the story Hugs for Daddy many students had personal experiences with the military. However, some students do not understand what it is like to have a family member in the military. In order to help the students gain a better understanding of this subject before they read the book my supervising teacher provided more information. My supervising teacher brought in a book that was written by elementary students from around the Junction City area. The book had first hand accounts of why students were proud that their family member was in the military. However, one unique thing about this book is that it also provided first hand accounts from students who did not have family in the military. These students explained how the military still affected them and how grateful they were for those who serve our country. The reason my teacher brought in this book is because it helped to enhance the lesson and story of Hugs for Daddy. This book showed students that even though they do not have family in the military the story can still be personal and have meaning in their life. Without providing this book that students wrote, Hugs for Daddy would have been just another book they read that week. The teacher bringing in supplemental materials made this lesson mean something so much more than just words on a