Thursday, May 3, 2012

lesson reflection

Originally Alma and I planned on doing a lesson plan on our digital story "La Llorona", but we decided to do something that we thought the students would enjoy more. We decided that doing a lesson on basic conversational skills in Spanish would be a good thing to teach and not as intimidating for non-Spanish speakers. We both took a care of different parts of the lesson and then put it all together. We then rehearsed the lesson to figure out what parts of the lesson we wanted to teach. We decided that in order to prevent behavioral problems, while one of us was teaching the other would be walking around making sure everyone was doing the things they were supposed to do.
Our learning objectives were:
·        Students will be able to translate Spanish words to English.
·        Students will be able to identify Spanish greetings and farewells.
·        Students will be able to speak a basic Spanish conversation.
·        Students will be able to create a mini Spanish conversation.

Our formative assessment was walking around the classroom during the activities making sure that the students understood everything.
Our summative assessment was the skits that we had the students perform at the end of the class that corresponded with a rubric that we created.

I think that everything we did went as planned except for when I stated writing the answers on the smart board when we were going over the kick me work sheet. In the future I would already have the answers written out, so that it is more legible, and not as time consuming.
  Over all I think that our lesson went really well. I was nervous at first, but after getting into the lesson I was more comfortable. I hope that the students learned a few new basic conversational words from our lesson. From this lesson I learned that students are very sneaky and you have to keep your eyes on them at all times.  The only thing that I would have done differently is making the font of the vocabulary list larger so that everyone is able to see it. Alma and d I worked really well together, and I really enjoyed teaching this lesson!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Lesson Reflection

I thought that the lesson went really well. I was very nervous before I started,but once  began I became comfortable. I thought that Alma and I planed the lesson really well, and we worked good together. The only thing that I think we could have done differently was having the students view the vocabulary from the word document, where the font was to small to read. I thought that the skits went well, and I think that most of the students in the class really enjoyed it. I really enjoyed teaching this lesson and surprisingly it was much easier to team teach than I thought.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Digital story self reflection

Over all I feel that the digital story process was a exciting experience. I had never done anything like it before. When me and my partner, Alma, first got started it was hard, because we didn't know what we were doing. After a couple of attempts we figured out how to use the digital story program. The first thing that we did was gather the pictures that we wanted to use. The next step we took was lining up the pictures in order to go along with the story. After we did this we found music that we thought would go great with the story. The next step was to record our voices with the music in the background. I found this to be the hardest part, because we had to keep reading it over and over again until there were no mistakes. After we recorded the story to our liking we added it to the pictures. The last part was cleaning it up and making sure the timing was right with the music, words, and pictures. We added a few extra pictures at the end, to make the story flow better.I thought it was a good experience and I really enjoyed putting it together.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Day 2 digital story (end)

Although my partner was not here today I was still able to accomplish a lot of things. I am more familiar with the digital story software and I gathered more pictures for our story. This week me and my partner plan to start our digital story, and to be finished with it before Friday.

Pre Blog

Last class my partner and I decided what we were going to do for the digital story board and we threw around some ideas. Since then we have been trying to figure out how to put our ideas together. Today I hope to make more progress in our digital story board.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Digital story end of day

Today my partner and I figured out what we are going to do with our digital story board. We found pictures that we would like to use, and we also thought of many different ideas for what we would like to create. I think that we are well on our way to creating a great digital story board and I can't wait to really start putting it together.