They had the opportunity to speak about their family in Spanish to the class and after they did, the students voted on who’s family was the best. Overall, what I learned from my diverse field experience is to think about the students. Think about what interests them and get them involved in class so they won’t become bored. My time at Chiddix was valuable, and I will use that to my advantage as I move forward in my teaching
It just wasn’t fair! I wanted to learn too! When I began Kindergarten I was prepared by knowing how to spell my name, recite and write the letters of the alphabet, and spell a few small words like, “CAT” and “DOG.” Our teacher, Mrs. Lowler, encouraged us to continue learning literacy by: sounding out letter or words, giving us more words to practice spelling, reading aloud to us every day, allowing us to take turns on the typewriter, recite poems and songs, take turns reading to each other, and finally writing a few small sentences. We also had a heartening contest that whoever read the most books would get a free pizza at Pizza Hut. There are two things I remember Mrs. Lowler did to encourage my literacy skills.
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I made it a priority to expand my Spanish vocabulary by reading books and communicating with my family in Spanish more often. I was ecstatic in going back to school because I knew that they had a Spanish elective that was mandatory for all kids going to elementary school. In taking the class, I felt that it was too easy, we were learning the alphabets and words that infants would know. This gave me a little more confidence that a lot of kids my age did not know the basics of Spanish. Since the school was teaching the basics, I had to learn Spanish with my families help.
But by then my mom had wondered about placing me in a all English class for the reason she thought it would be beneficial for me instead of the bilingual program. “En la casa, we can work with you on your Spanish and at school, pues el ingles mija”, my mom explained to me when she first asked me how I felt about the switch of classroom. I was excited that she had asked because I had worked really hard to get where I was at with my
In addition I am planning to take a Spanish course at Georgia southern university next semester because I believe that one should learn about another country before visiting it to avoid cultural mistakes and cultural shock. My friend’s daughter is already helping me with the Spanish language and teaching me about her culture. I strongly believe that by helping each other we can overcome the cultural challenges we experience in our lives daily and we can better connect with the world in which we live. The knowledge you gain at home before visiting a country is fundamental. But the knowledge you gain during a study abroad program is invaluable.
The piano teacher commented to my mother, that I must have heard the song or got it from my memory, and then wrote it down. When the same thing happened with my English teacher, I knew I had written something so good that she could not believe I had written it myself. I wrote another poem for the English teacher. I followed the poem writing formula. Then, she accepted the poem.
I started to write this poem for my mom in which I expressed all my love to her. When I finished with it I gave it to my teacher. She loved it she was very happy with it that I was one of the students chosen to present the poem to my mom during the school performance. I was very nervous during the pre... ... middle of paper ... ...to be structured in a specific way, I have to follow certain rules for the writing to be successful. I have to have thesis statement, I have to follow grammar, punctuation and spelling.
I dreamed of becoming a famous poet when I was little because of the influence Maya Angelou had on me. Her words hold a special place in my heart. The older I become, the more I realize that I am a phenomenal woman. I wish I felt this way back in middle school because my life would be different. I was excited to enter the poetry contest but from the trauma of being bullied in school.