1/7/13. I did this lesson with 1 K class today and after seeing the 1st grade struggle with focus I was a little nervous. However, I pulled up a picture of a stop sign with NO words to introduce symbols. I then told them we were going to talk about 8 symbols that stood for things in KS. I put them behind my back and made a guessing game giving them clues. They did really good with it and it seemed to keep their attention as well as had them keep track of how many we did/had left to do. I kept my excitement and tried to trick them along the way and minus a few students, it went good.
1/8/14-KF- took a lot more energy to get them to stay focused even with the clues/game. I read the poem 2x's to give them another chance to get some clues. Overall did good though. Not sure what I would change to keep their attention better....it's K and it's the last 30 min. of the day????
1/14/13-KP-I read One Kansas Farmer a Kansas counting book to start the lesson (1st grade just seemed like we had too much time to play). They were a little on the talkative side but we played 3x's looking for horizontal, vertical, and diagonal bingos.
1/15/13-KF-The struggled with remembering some of them but the more we played the better they became. They did good with the challenges of the different bingos I was looking for. WE did Dr. Jean cheers to celebrate each bingo and I read One Kansas Farmer to start the lesson.
1/21/14-KP-not the best today. Many disrespectful students (even after review of hands, feet, etc.) they couldn't seem to be good listeners. They do good with corn/wheat but didn't work well at the tables. Not sure what I could do. Lost my patience at the end of the class.
1/22/14-KF-Students did pretty good with this. I had the flipchart visual to try to help and I told them I was giving them "clues" to try and figure things out. Our hardest one was realizing they grind wheat up to make flour and then we make bread. Overall did a good job though.
wheat corn not sunflower
1/28/14-KP-have 5 students spending recess with me tomorrow due to disruptive behavior. With that in mind, we made it through talking about the two crops and sequencing them. It went good overall but I struggled with patience having those 5 be so disruptive. Hopefully after they miss their recess with me tomorrow they will do better!
1-29-14-KF- I think the flipcharts with pictures of the crops helped keep their attention. Just reading to K, at the end of the day, doesn't keep their attention. Having visuals to point at and discuss was helpful. Most finished but a few, who were not focused, didn't finish.
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