Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum

Today I taught my very first lesson, with the very first lesson plan I have ever written. I work (and by work, I mean I go there for a class and don’t get paid) in the BYU preschool. We are required to write and carry out a lesson plan for interactive literature (which means you read a book and do an activity). For my interactive lit I read the book Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes (awesome book!) and we made name collages.

I was nervous. Yes, I am admitting I was nervous to teach preschoolers. But mostly, I was nervous because there are 3 other teachers my age in the class, and one professor behind the glass observing me! Yikes! But I had nothing to fear because it went GREAT! Obviously if I did it again, there are definitely things I would change, but the kids loved the story (apparently a mom came in before I worked there and read the story and none of them listened—go me for keeping their little attentions!), and loved the collages. One boy, though, did comment, “If you move the book a little to the left then everybody can see it.” Yeah. I got corrected by a 4-year-old.

Here is my name collage:

To top it all off we had frosted flake treats for snack.

I love preschool.


Heather said...

haha! I love being corrected by kids, it's so funny. Sounds like it was a great lesson!

Jen Kerr said...

This is awesome! I LOVE that book! It was one of my favorites when I was little....go Miss Katie!

Terrell and Kellie said...

aw how cute are, all grown up and teaching preschool!!

ahlin said...

oh my gosh i've totally read that book. loves it.

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