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Monsters and More

Monday, November 28, 2011


Back again! This past week just flew by, and now its crunch time. I’m currently working on creating a literary unit of study for first graders. I’m supposed to be working with my group right now, but I’m distracted J We are currently sitting in the University Memorial Center, slaving over the corrections for our unit that is due tomorrow.


The assignment is a one-month literary study, and we picked our grade to work with based off of the children that we are independently reading with outside of class.  (The class focuses on children’s literature). Our lesson focuses on books with the theme of “monsters,” but the underlying theme is to “don’t judge a book by it’s cover”; stressing how something like a monster seems scary at first, but in reality, these scary elements are really not so scary. This project has definitely had it’s ups and downs, but one aspect of the School of Education is that we are constantly doing group work. These group projects are so vital to our futures as educators because there is constant collaboration and you are constantly learning from your colleagues.


Sorry that this entry is so short, we’re losing focus on the presentation, and it is due tomorrow. Wish me luck! 





Psychology, Elementary Education • Irvington, New York