Life with the 3rd Graders
It’s been a while since I have posted, but I felt the need to share a few moments in my student teaching with you all.
I helped a little girl pick out a book at the library the other day at school. She told me her mom wanted her to get a 4th grade book, because that’s what her sister read in 3rd grade. I knew that would not be an appropriate level for her, but I started with it anyway. I had her choose a book she thought she might be interested in. I then had her read a paragraph, and then tell me what was happening in the book. She had no idea what she had just read. Obviously, from my methods classes, the light bulb in my brain was dinging, because the level of the book was too difficult for her. We picked out a third grade level book for her, and I had her read a paragraph and again tell me what had happened. SHE COULD TELL ME this time!
I felt accomplished, as if I had walked her through picking out a book for herself.