I enjoyed using finger paint and getting in touch with my creativity which I lack. I enjoyed learning more about "Joe". By talking to another member in the class, I was able to see “Joe” from someone else’s point of view. We were also able to share and exchange ideas. I look forward to learning more about sensory integration and how to help children in my classroom now and in the future.
We have only had 2 classes but already I have gained a greater perspective on all of the fun and unique teaching styles used to incorporate all students. The finger paint is a fantastic way for children to express themselves creatively and for children with maybe tactile sensory issues to experiement with the paint and explore the way it feels. If paint doesn't work then all sorts of different mediums could be used.
Hi ladies. I just added this class and I am making great strides to catch up to what sounds like two incredible classes I missed. I wanted to add to your comment about painting. I agree with expression through painting. I found what works with little ones is pudding or jello. You can use cookie cutters to make shapes out of jello and pudding to create a coliage.
There is so much to know! I have to say, I am excited about what we are learning, and I know that how and what we are learning will make such a difference in our practice. I also notice how I do think that the way we are learning through so much technology and discussion will actually stick and serves as a great model for us to use in our practice.
The FingerPainting was a great creative project for the class. I havent done that in a long time. Viewing the different helpful websites was great information. Technology is indeed a great resource for learning and I hope to learn more about using it so that I can continue this.
I agree with everyone that the Finger painting was a great medium to use to express what we thought about learning. I am excited for our next class and to learn more about the IEP process.
The finger painting a lot of fun and I would have to agree it was a great medium to express what we thought about learning. I am eager to learing more about the IEP process because there are times where I feel lost when we make our observations about Joe. Also I felt the practicing the feedback really helped because we learn about what we may have missed during observations and gain insight to different perspectives.
It was really great to see everyones interpretations of how people learn and to see how they represented it through finger painting. It just demonstrates how differently people think and also reflects that people learn differently. This is very important to consider when you think about teaching children not only with special needs. Everyone has a different learning style which needs to be considered when running a successful classroom. I am excited to start working on our IEP and learn more about the process of writing one.
I really enjoyed the finger painting activity. It was a reminder of how important it is to incorporate various styles of teaching, within your classroom, to fit the different styles of learning. I'm excited to learn more about IEPs today. I see my boss typing IEPs all the time and I've sat through a couple IEP meetings, but I'm excited to learn more about them.
I have learned as an undergraduate about the IEP process but I am looking forward to seeing it as it applies to a specific child. I think that the discussions we had in pairs was a helpful piece of our observations. Starting off with the finger paintings of what learning looks like showed that just as learning looks different to each of us, it will also look different for each of the students we encounter.
It amazes me that even after being a teacher for 10 years I need reminders to make things fun! I hate to admit that.
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