Anyone out there know who said “If you don’t use it, you lose it!? Now that I am back working with second grade students for the second time this week, my brains sort of feels fuzzy. It is reminding me that I have not put it to test of really thinking, just going through the motions. Its’ benefits are a feeling of energy and also a fatigue( we have used cells that have been dormant), this is how it seems to me!
The teacher used a slide to show a page from the workbook showing patterns and units and what in fact -constitutes a pattern. It also showed how we might continue the pattern, change it, add to it. Ironically there is a “rule” that I didn’t recall or it has been too many years since I was in second grade. The “rule” is the part that repeats itself. So, I am learning along with my little students.
I am begging to wonder “Am I smarter than a second grader?” We shall see……..To be continued