Even in college I was completely "bored." Last year in third grade, SS was not a huge focus. In fact, I taught it about 10 minutes every day. I will say that 100% of my students passed the CRCT in SS, so I might of done a little more. :)
So this school year I was quite nervous teaching SS and Science. Science, I knew that I could do, but SS??!?!?!?! I was worried I would just lecture and that students would be bored! I was afraid that students wouldn't understand.
I tried to incorporate Interactive Notebooking, but it didn't work out! I'm doing my research this summer and I hope that I can get it to work better. **I'm open to suggestions!!!
I think that the teaching went okay altogether, but I will be making plenty of changes for next year.
However, for me- I'm completely excited about history!! In fact, I'm trying to talk my hubby into taking me to Washington DC for our 5 year anniversary!! When we visited Savannah last year, I hauled him down to Fort Pulaski! I also didn't realize that Fort Sumter was that close to me in Augusta and I will be planning a Saturday trip for that, too!! It is amazing the transformation I have taken on and the knowledge that I want to gain for my students! It is like I've been ignoring history all my life and now I need to "catch-up."
(Inside Fort Pulaski)
Does that make me crazy?
What surprises have you had as a teacher, in regards to yourself and what you teach or want to learn?