For my lesson today we did a kahoot and then we worked on our electrifying careers project. I found that students were very engaged during the kahoot and they really loved it. For some reason they really enjoy doing these short little quizzes, but it is an easy way to formatively assess.
I thought that students would be able to finish their career projects today, but they were only about half way through by the end of the class period. Although they were not finished, they all were engaged and worked hard throughout the class period. During our class I also introduced the rubric that I am using to assess students on their projects. I only had a rubric for the questions provided so I decided after this lesson to make a short checklist for each student to do as they complete their posters/slides.
I also introduced our next project which is an art project about Indigenous worldviews on the land and our resources.
I had a lot of sad kids today talking about how we are almost done our time at the school... Many students throughout our time here asked to stay after school with me or asked if I could take them home with me. They also beg us to stay and teach longer with them. This experience has been challenging but so rewarding at the same time. I have grown and learned so much as a teacher. I am so grateful for the opportunity to get to practice my teaching in a safe and supportive setting where it is okay to take risks but also at times it is okay to just be there for the students and meet their basic needs. Many people tell me I am crazy for wanting to teach at a community school and even crazier that I might be doing my internship in the Northern Lights School division... but these kids are so incredible and they have all the potential in the world, they just need someone to spark that fire in them.