1st Grade Reading (Cone)
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1st Grade Teacher
Smyrna Elementary School; Rutherford County
I loved that they got to move around a lot, staying busy and kept them from being bored. Loved the ball at phonics time, too. Helps with focus; maybe causing them to remember it better.
I am going to "harvest' a lot of ideas from this video! Loved the ball activity to sound out and count words! Loved the sound boxes already available to them on the desks.
I really enjoyed watching this lesson unfold. The children were actively engaged in this lesson. Ms.Cone has some wonderful teaching strategies for phoneme segmentation. I am going to have to copy these! I appreciate the love Ms. Cone so evidently has for these children in her classroom.
Great lesson. Students worked with the sound and developed meaning.
She clearly stated the objective
What an awesome lesson and teacher! She kept students engaged throughout the lesson. Lots of opportunities for multi-sensory activities!
Love that I see first graders understanding words such as "rubric" and "text". We've come a long way since I was in first grade!
This was an awesome lesson, especially how the students are actively engaged with the teacher. The approach of the ball activity created a conducive environment for students to learn.
Amazing lesson! I loved the focus and connections throughout.
I loved how she was soft spoken to the children they were well behaved and listen well to her instructions.
The teacher kept them moving and transitions were smooth and quick. She also timed them on a lesson which helps with keeping the pace going.
I liked how the teacher never told them that the answer was wrong. Teacher would guide them to getting the right answer or putting them in the right direction. Teacher has control of her classroom, and the students are behaved. The lesson and the activities are intriguing the students. Well done. Great teaching and great student participation.
I like how Ms. Cone made sure to keep asking questions and calling on students to make sure they kept engaged in the lessons.
The students were truly engaged throughout the activities. It's very evident that Ms. Cone initially built relationships with her students and have clear rules and routines. Children tend to learn more in a structured and peaceful environment.
I really enjoyed watching this!!
I love how soft spoken she is. I always feel like I have to talk at a loud volume, especially when wearing my mask, and listening to her was so soothing and relaxing. It makes me want to work on that for myself.
The teacher was very attentive and made sure the students knew what to do. The way she gave an example, then let them work with partners was very smooth because the students loved learning a lot more.