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Adventures in Kindergarten

My Internship Experience

About the School


Cynthia Cunningham Elementary 4145 Jimmy Durante Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89122 Motto: Eager To Learn Mission Statement: The staff,
students, parents, and community of Cynthia Cunningham Elementary School will provide a safe and secure environment where learning is the priority. All students are given opportunities to develop and display individual talents, enabling them to become responsible citizens in a changing society.

Principal: Stacy S. Scott Assistant Principal: Ellen Stayman

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Ethnic Demographics
11.5% 27.6% 39.4% 20.4%

American Indian/Alaskan Native Hispanic White

Asian/Pacific Islander Black/African America

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Special Program Demographics

25%
ELL

53% 12.1%

Special Education Free/Reduced Lunch

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Where my adventure took place


Grade: Kindergarten Room #: Room 2 Master Teacher: Mrs. Patricia Moore

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Are they not cute?

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As a Cunningham Colt
I pledge to listen to and respect my teachers. Follow all directions to best of my ability. Keep my hands feet and unkind words to myself. Always use please, thank you and excuse me too and above all take pride in my work and myself.

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Daily Responsibilities
Bringing the students in, passing out lunch cards and collecting money Teaching the daily opening activities:
Morning Assignment Alphabet and Letter sound Harcourt High Frequency Words (Super Star Words) Kindergarten News

Carpet Time
Phonemic Awareness Sharing Literature Literature Focus

Journal and Modeled Writing Worked with small groups, Experienced Centers Heather Ragan

Time to Come in

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Best Teaching Experience


My best teaching experience would have to be the day my master teacher was absent and there was a sub. This was my best teaching experience because I got to experience what it was like to be a teacher.

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Strategies Learned
Connecting the sharing literature story to a journal topic * Modeled Sentence Writing * Using a puppet to keep students attention and focus My master teacher taught me tons and tons of different strategies
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Teaching Tips
Have students put head down to correct behavior * Using two colored when writing on the board or easel to help students focus Encourage good behavior * Give students assigned spots on the carpet Remind students of rules when needed * Be positive with the students
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More Teaching TIPS


Allow students to choose activities if they follow directions * Dont allow students to follow you around the classroom Stop whole class to redirect behavior if needed * Give students a break to keep their attention Pace lessons so you dont lose students focus * The more you make things personal the better they will learn and connect to things
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More, More Teaching Tips


* Explain what their activity is before bringing them in so they know what to do and can do it right away Change things up from time to time to keep children from getting board * Allow students the chance their mistakes Change centers weekly and daily so that the students dont get board of doing the same thing Use different voices when reading * With units have books to go with that units My master teacher taught me many different tips
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While on Track Break


James Alan Svihl

March 4, 2008 @ 6:00 pm


6 pounds 9 oz and 20 Inches long

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I would like to thank..

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