Well, as mentioned in yesterday’s post, today was the first lesson in a my Pumpkins maths unit. I thought I would post my reflections.
I feel that the lesson could have had a bit more pizzazz. The children quite enjoyed partnering up and taking their partner’s measurement. It took a bit of explaining that they were taking turns to measure their partner – not themselves, but they got there in the end. The best thing was that most of the children were able to explain which measurement was the longest and which was the shortest out of the set of three they took, yay!
What would I do differently next time? I think I would make the activity part of a rotation, rather than a whole class activity. It would have been difficult to have completed this lesson effectively if there had only been three staff to assist (because it was a Prep class we had the classroom teacher, teacher aide and myself). Anyway practice makes perfect and I guess that’s why they call it Prac 🙂