This is my 18th year of teaching second grade in the Dunlap school district. My students are a great combination of high achieving students, typical second graders, as well as some students with special needs. One part of teaching I am passionate about is getting to know my students on a personal level. I enjoy getting to know what my students enjoy outside of school as well as in school.
One part of teaching which is such a joy is when students have their "aha" moment.
When students have struggled to learn new material and it finally clicks is so exciting. I enjoy sending them to other teachers and professionals in the building to share their excitement of learning.
Our class is learning about different types of animals and having a pet to call our own will be great to help the students learn responsibility. By having a pet, they learn that animals need care too. This is both for in our class as well as in nature. Students will learn how to feed the hamster, clean it and help it bathe, as well as what the environment is like in the cage.
We will be studying animals and their care.
We will be learning about vertebrates and non-vertebrates. Our class has had fish and this will be a different species to learn about in our study of animals, as well as learning responsibility.
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