Reflection: Coaching and Mentoring Insect Life Cylces - Section 1: Introduction


Often times I have college students that come to do practicum hours in my classroom because we live in a town with a University.

Since I needed extra adults for this lesson, I was able to use college students to lead the groups of students.

It was important for me to sit with them beforehand to guide them in what I wanted to have accomplished in this lesson.

These students are all education majors.  They have worked with students before so I didn't need to go in to too much detail about how to talk with kids, rules in the classroom or the like.  However, it is important to let them know where this group of students might be as far as learning styles, disabilities, abilities, etc.  Any kind of information that I can give them to help them teach this small lesson will be helpful not only for the kindergarten students to be successful but also the college students to be successful.

I also made sure that I was present and supportive during the lesson in case the adults felt they needed me to step in.  I did not need to do that but I was there just in case.

I feel that the more time you spend with volunteers, parents or anyone that works with your students before a lesson or activity happens, the more successful you will be.

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Insect Life Cylces

Unit 7: Insects
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: Students explain the insect life cycle to each other by reading and listening to 3 different examples.

Big Idea: Insects go through similar life cycles.

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Science, Science Skills, life cycle, insects, insects
  50 minutes
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