Today’s classroom experience was bittersweet! Sweet in that I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at my placement and bitter in that it was the last time I will see everyone until March. The day went by so fast, it was crazy! At the end of the day, it was time for my teaching partner and myself to do our lesson. Since it was the last day, we wanted to do something special and fun with the kids. So, my teaching partner and I themed our lesson around cupcakes!
We started by reading a book to all of the students that was about cupcakes. We then proceeded to hand out a template to the students for them to create and describe their own cupcake. Students would then draw and color their ideal cupcake and then describe it using full sentences below. Here are a few examples of student work:
To the students surprise after they all completed writing and drawing about their ideal cupcake we handed out icing, sprinkles, and a chocolate cupcake for every student to design. All of the students were excited and very engaged throughout our lesson. With the remaining cupcakes, some of the students even decorated more cupcakes for teachers, our educational assistant, janitor, etc.
I cannot express how grateful I am to have had such a wonderful teaching experience. I am looking forward to March when I return to teach and learn more in conjunction with these students, coop, and school community.