|yay for end of semester!
||[Apr. 26th, 2006|04:51 pm]
The Question Club
Today I finished my observations in my first grade classroom for child psychology. I got a lot of opportunities to interact with the kids and every time I walked in, I would have several kids get up and give me hugs... it was awesome. I loved it and the kids loved it and the teacher loved it, and it's really hard for me to say that today was my last day because I loved it a lot.
I asked their teacher if I could come back during one of the last weeks of school and visit them and help out again, just to surprise them. She asked me if I would want to teach a lesson on something and made some suggestions, like teaching them a book or a social studies lesson or something, and to just let her know beforehand so she could plan to have some time for me to come do that. We had been talking about how I'm into music, so I suggested maybe we could do a lesson on music -- basic rhythms, counting, math, playing with kindermusic instruments, writing little songs, things like that -- and her eyes just lit up. On the way home, though, I had another idea -- I could teach them sign language. I'm planning on doing this one week and then having a followup lesson the next week to see if they've retained the information and give them a little reinforcement.
So, which do you think first graders would rather learn, basic music or sign language?