I now teach second grade inclusion in Northeast Ohio. I taught first grade for 6 years and in the fall of 2012 I will have my first 2nd grade inclusion classroom!
More about me....
*HAPPILY married since 2004
*Mommy of two beautiful girls
*My sister and brother are my best friends
*Official t.v. junkie
*I've learned to love working out
*Guilty pleasures: shoes, purses, sushi, pinterest
*Love going to the movies, taking pictures and shopping
*Amazed by the strength of my family
*Loved by Jesus
The other day we ended up having a chunk of time open. So we decided to do a quick mini lesson on Lucille Colandro's book, There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves. While reading, we focused on the sequence of events. Some of my students were able to figure out that the old lady would sneeze out a scarecrow at the end. But before I showed my them the last page, I had the students go back to their seats to illustrate their prediction of what they thought the last picture showed. As they were drawing, I reread the story to them. We gathered back together and shared our predictions...
Then I showed my kiddos the last page to see if any of our friends were
close. They cracked up! After sharing our pictures, we decided to go
back and label our pictures in the correct order.
We finished the lesson by practicing retelling the story together, and then to our neighbor, without looking at the book. They did a great job!