edu180atl: jenny terpstra 2.24.12
For a short work week, only 3 days, I packed in as much as possible and wonder if my students felt the strain of trying to cram it all in. I look at them and I’m always hopeful to see the spark in their eyes that they are excited about learning.
But then I have a day where no matter how energetic I am or the number of times I have them respond or move around, they seem to just be here.
So what have I learned?
My students care about what I do and how I present it. Although they might say that it’s “awkward” when I wear a pink and white tutu to class, they love it. Although the boys groaned when I told them we were going to study Little House on the Prairie, they loved it. As you can see in my picture, a simple listing activity changed my day and my outlook. It is my goal to create this year and I’ve only just started.
I thought I was creating the memories and the experiences, turns out, the kids are creating it for me.
About the Author: Jenny Terpstra (@JennyDJennyT) teaches fourth and fifth grade reading and language arts. She is a designer, an innovator, and a costume-wearing facilitator of student learning.