It's been a while since I posted my thoughts on this particular blog but a recent change brings me here once more. Starting 2012, my sixth year of teaching, I will be teaching year one and two students (5 and 6 year-olds). I'm really looking forward to it.
The biggest change for me will be planning a predominantly 'learning to read' (decoding) programme rather than 'reading to learn' comprehension programme.
I'm interested to see how maths will go. I feel confident in this area. Especially as having worked with the older students, I know where I am expecting them to achieve as well as common gaps I came across in their knowledge. I will be able to plan a programme which hopefully strengthens these gaps rather than focussing too much on lesser-needed areas.
I still have some of my original practicum folders from when I worked with this age during my teacher training, so will look back at them.
Here's to a new year of new learning for the whole class, including the teacher!
(note to self: routines, routines, routines)