Imani Wilson 3/23/2023 On Thursday March 23, 2023, I had the pleasure of being the guest reader. I read a booked called the day the crayons quit. The students were really engaged in the book. I read with expression and let students ask questions as they needed. My students also worked on drawing conclusions. They Read More…

## Day 8: Creating Volcanoes and the Short “G”

Imani Wilson 3/16/2023 On Thursday 3/16/2023 we focused on the soft “G” sound. The phonics lesson was a bit interesting, and I was able to help students identify words with the soft G sound and the Hard G sound. Since we have been talking about landforms and landscapes, the students were able to create their Read More…

## Day 7: Landforms and Teaching

Imani Wilson 3/9/2023 On Thursday 3/9/2023 I taught my first lesson that was observed by my professor. I was a bit nervous, but I talked to my students before my professor came and they did a wonderful job. I was able to get through my entire math lesson and I timed myself on my apple Read More…

## Day 6: Place Value and Phonological Awareness

Imani Wilson 3/2/2023 On Thursday 3/2/2023 the day was very exciting. I was able to teach the class for most of the day. I introduced adding and subtracting with 3- digit numbers while using the place value strategy. My scholars also used visual representation to show how they solved the problems. This was very helpful Read More…

## Day 5: Predictions and Grouping

Imani Wilson 2/19/2023 On Thursday February 16th there was a substitute. I kind of ran the class. I guided students in making predictions about the story based on context clues. I read the children a circus read aloud. They were able to predict what the animals might do next based on how they were treated Read More…

## Day 4: Multiplying and Stories

Imani Wilson 2/9/2023 On Thursday 2/9/2023 the students were introduced to multiplication. In the previous weeks they learned how to subtract and add using different strategies. Introducing multiplication was seen as a different way of adding. The students used counters and drew boxes on their desks to help them group the numbers. It was a Read More…

## Day 3: Being kind and getting comfortable

Imani wilson 2/3/2023 On Thursday 2/2/2023 the day was different. It was the first time that my mentor teacher asked me to assist her in teaching the lesson. She read the student’s a book and when they were finished, I asked the students different ways that they could show kindness. I had their undivided attention Read More…

## Day 2: Mountains and Math

Imani Wilson 1/29/2023 On Thursday 1/26/2023 I helped the students with math. They learned about place value and how to write numbers in expanded form. Then they would use the expanded form method to subtract and add. My mentor teacher had the students use dry erase boards so they could write the problems and answers Read More…

## Day 1 Reflection

Imani Wilson1/20/2023 On Thursday 1/19/2023 was my first day in the classroom of Mokena Elementary school. When I first arrived I sat in a rocking chair and the students began taking turns grabbing a piece of paper out of a bag. These papers had questions on them. All of the students took turns asking me Read More…