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Lesson Plans


Re: Multi-aged classes

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Stephanie Ignazio (smi)
Sun, 28 Mar 1999 11:29:29 -0500


When I was doing my student teaching, the very large school I was at was
primarily multi-aged. They went all through the levels, K-1, K-1-2, and so
on. It was very confusing. Especially as a new learning teacher. But it was
great in some ways becuse the older children sort of took on a caring role
to help out the littler ones, and the younger ones had higher 'aspirations'
due to the fact that other children were developmentally higher so they
would try more elaborate things. The way I worked a lesson at that time was
to create a question or problem and let them develop their own solution.
Example: birds....many created collages which I demonstrated. O ther older
children created birds out of recycyled materials. It was a great atmosphere
and really prepared me for different management techniques that I would need
later on. But fourty kids????that's crazy. I believe I had about 29 and that
was alot!