Classroom Reflection

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Today, things went a little differently in our classroom because we had a special guest in the morning. One my student 's mother works at FGCU and is an Environmental Science professor and also teaches Ornithogly. For the past week, the students have been learning about migration and reading different stories about animals migrating. The student 's mother decided to come in and give a presentation to the students on birds that migrate. She even got a big book from the FGCU Library on geese migrating and read it aloud to the students. After, she surprised all of the student with coloring books. The coloring books were from a local conservation agency and talking about a type of bird near us that migrates. The kids were really engaged and enjoyed hearing from someone that knew so much about birds near us. It is amazing to see what happens when parents get involved in the classroom. It also felt great to see the parent 's child participating and showing off his knowledge. He really enjoys the environment and birds but isn 't given a chance to show what he knows. That took up almost the first hour of the day, and then we started to do our daily calendar. While this was happening, administered tests to students who have been missing their tests.
After, we got the day rolling and we started our Literacy Centers. I am still in shocked after what happened today. The differences between my higher students and lower students is shocking. It is crazy to see this large gap happening so
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