Fraction-Packed Update!


I am already 1/3 of the way through my 6-week K/1 practicum! I feel a lot more à l’aise speaking in French now than I did two weeks ago, and I am so happy about that. So far I have been leading the morning calendar routine and teaching a unit on shapes and solids. These ideas have worked particularly well:

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Word wall cards and shape puppets

All told, I have 3 practicum binders to help keep me organized:

  1. Main practicum binder (with plans, school info, etc.),
  2. Assessment binder (with one section per subject), and
  3. Travel binder (in which I carry things that I work on at home).

Within my Assessment binder, I have 5 sections:

  1. General Observations,
  2. Math,
  3. French,
  4. Science, and
  5. Art

Each section contains a class list for evaluation records, as well as one page per student on which I can attach sticky notes with my observations about them. This has been very useful in getting to know students, and now I have anecdotes to share with the student, their family, my mentor teacher, etc.

On Monday it will be my turn for Montre et raconte (Show and Tell), so I will be bringing this:

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The 100 Day Project

I am 1/5 of the way through my #BallenMixedMedia for #The100DayProject. So far most of my pieces have been STEM Puns contributions as well. Here are a few of my favourites:

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Published by Britney Allen

I am a French Immersion teacher fuelled by chocolate, leopard print, and family & friends. I love sharing and hearing new ideas.

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