1 Down, 9 More to Go

I taught my first lesson of my worksample today. It went really well! The kids LOVED the song I wrote for them, though I must admit it was kind of trying singing through it so many times. Perhaps I should have selected a shorter song? Oh well, what's done is done. It feels good to have one lesson under my belt. I'm hoping it's the kick in the pants I needed to get crackin' on the rest of my lessons - I'm running out of time.

I'm also running out of time for my formal observations! My mentor teacher is about 7 years pregnant right now and is seriously ready to pop any minute. She has to formally observe me teaching at least twice this term, so we're hoping to get that out of the way this week. Ay yi yi.

Oh what's that? You want to hear my song? Well okay (it goes to the tune of "The 12 Days of Christmas"):

The Writer's Workshop has 8 Steps
The last step is to SHARE

The Writer's Workshop has 8 steps
7th step is PUBLISH
and the last step is to SHARE

The Writer's Workshop has 8 steps
6th step we EDIT
7th step is PUBLISH
and the last step is to SHARE

The Writer's Workshop has 8 steps
5th MAKE REVISIONS
6th step we EDIT
7th step is PUBLISH
and the last step is to SHARE

The Writer's Workshop has 8 steps
4th WE REVISE ("5 GOOOOLDEN RINNNGS")
5th MAKE REVISIONS
6th step we EDIT
7th step is PUBLISH
and the last step is to SHARE

The Writer's Workshop has 8 steps
3rd write a DRAFT
4th WE REVISE
5th MAKE REVISIONS
6th step we EDIT
7th step is PUBLISH
and the last step is to SHARE

The Writer's Workshop has 8 steps
2nd step PRE-WRITE
3rd write a DRAFT
4th WE REVISE
5th MAKE REVISIONS
6th step we EDIT
7th step is PUBLISH
and the last step is to SHARE

The Writer's Workshop has 8 steps
1st choose a TOPIC
2nd step PRE-WRITE
3rd write a DRAFT
4th WE REVISE
5th MAKE REVISIONS
6th step we EDIT
7th step is PUBLISH
and the last step is to SHARE.

yeah, imagine singing that all the way through with third graders... twice. Needless to say, I was out of breath and losing my voice by the second time around. But they LOVED it. And that is what is most important.

Off to write a lesson plan....

Comments

Kendra said…
You are soooooooo good at this. A natural!!
Vanessa's Dad said…
U R in touch with your Inner Child. Sister Kendra is also a Natural.

LOVE, DAD
Amanda said…
Too cute!!! They will remember this for possibly the rest of their lives. It's so awesome to know what a postive impact you are making in these children's lives.
Wow, that's awesome! I just might have to steal it. Singing it would seriously be exhausting though! You're great!