This practicum class has been a wonderful experience. I was very nervous upon beginning this class because of my lack of experience working this group of children. I have mentioned this in other reflections that I have never worked with this age in a classroom setting and being assigned a group that had a middle school child scared me. I discovered while doing this practicum while the material may be more advanced than what I teach my sweet little babies, but like my sweet little babies the older students just want to feel loved and accepted. I have enjoyed being able to plan lessons that cover more advanced materials. I am hoping that my degree from Furman will open the door to work with older students.
During this program I really enjoyed teaching the multiplication lesson and thought it went really well. My students enjoyed the lesson and were really engaged in the whole time. I also enjoyed working in small groups for math in the morning. I work with small groups with my students but this was challenging for both them and me.
Overall this experience has been a wonderful experience. I felt very nervous but now feel confident about the things that I can handle in the classroom as far as material goes.