I have been bestowed, with great honor, to teach math to my second graders. In the morning, I am responsible for putting up the math message and going over the problems. In the afternoon, I teach the math lessons with the guidance of the Everyday Math Curriculum. During AIS, I have been taking over the instructions for students who need intervention in math. Although I wish to teach other subject areas, I am content with planning lessons in math. The math lessons provided by Everyday Math is complicated, disorganized, and confusing. It jumps all over the place and expects students to pick up complex material with ease, and their reinforcement is a joke. I am trying my best to modify the lessons to accommodate for my students' needs. Along with modified instructions, I want my students to see math as something they can also have fun with. To spice things up, whenever I find an opportunity to conduct a fun activity with the class, I do it. My activities are tied into previous lessons we had. They act as reinforcers that strengthen student knowledge of a certain topic, or help clear up misunderstandings others may have. I hope I can do the same with other areas, but for now, I'll settle with being the mathematician.
Currently in my fifth year of teaching Pre-K at a early childhood elementary school.