My 2 week project
Practicum Experience in the Elementary
What is your plan for this project?
My plan for this project is to go into different class rooms from Kindergarden to Second grade and observe the kids. I will be observing how children act in school, also how the teacher is teaching and the different strategies they use to teach the kids. Whatever classrooms I go in, I will be talking to the teachers and asking them questions like what interested you into becoming a elementary student? What is your experience with children What is your favorite part about teaching? And more questions like that.
I will also be looking into collage with this project, see what classes are good to take to become a teacher.
My Future Career
What I want to do after high school is go to collage to become an Elementary teacher. All my life teaching has always been my backup career. I have been around babies and little kids since I was 10 years old, and I have been a baby-sitter since I was 12. I have been known to handle and take care of little kids very well, I am also known as the baby whisper. So far in my sophomore year I have also gone down to read to the kindergarden a few times. I enjoy helping kids learn new things and have them discover different ways to express their creativity and their knowledge.
I want to help kids express there learning with creativity
I want to teach kids through reading, writing stories, drawing/painting.
Classroom Set Up
I would want a classroom to be filled with all kinds of educational stuff, I want the classroom to feel like a place kids are comfortable to be at and excited to go to.
Why do you want to do this project?
The reason why I want to do this project is because I am hoping to see if this project will help me decide if I really want to become a teacher to the little kids. Last year for the 2 week project I did photography because that's what I wanted to do for my career at the time, but by the end of the 2 weeks I found out that photography wasn't something that would work out as a career that it's more of a hobby.
How will this help you in the future?
This will help me in the future because doing this project will help me decide for sure if teaching is something I want to go into or not. Seeing how the kids act, how they learn, and how well they work with each other I think will for sure help me decide if I want to teach or not. Also getting the teachers input about their experience as a teacher, and what collage was like for them to get this far will also help me determine if this will me my future or not.