My latest class has me designing an online course. I can say in the beginning I was very hesitant due to teaching first graders. I was not really sure how that would look, and if it would be successful. After beginning to work on the course, I realized that this could be manageable and maybe even a lifesaver some days. I decided to use materials and tools that my students were comfortable with and tools that we use on a daily basis due to them completing a lot of the work independently. I don’t want to waste any of my small group instruction time, helping students log in and so forth.
This course focuses on students learning how to count money and change. I added a piece as well for them to have the opportunity to use it in the real world, and hopefully, they will see they can give back to the community and make a difference.