EDE 501 Educational Journey.docx - Introduction School and education have always been a big part of my life My Mom was a teacher for over 30 years I

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Introduction School and education have always been a big part of my life. My Mom was a teacher for over 30 years. I also have two sisters who are ten and six years older than I am. I remember being very little and wanting to go to school with my sisters so badly. My parents would let me carry around an old backpack when we would walk my sisters to school and I just knew that exciting things happened there, and I wanted nothing more than to be there too. School was always a big conversation topic at the dinner table, we would all share about what we learned that day or what had happened at school. My parents were very active helping in my classroom, and we attended all the monthly school functions put on for families. While it was never said out loud, I knew from a young age that school and learning was an important part of life. Both my parents attended continuing education courses and conferences for their careers and there was a constant stream of books, magazines and educational materials coming in to our home. And it was not just centered around their work, our home was filled with books, bookshelves were stacked with two or three depths of books and were still overflowing. Early Childhood and Elementary School I began my schooling at a Montessori school in Richland, Washington. My Mom worked there as a 3-5-year-old teacher and my classroom was right next door to hers. My clearest memory from that school was the playground. It has old metal play equipment and huge sycamore trees, we would collect the “spikey balls” and see how many we could stuff in our pocket. We spent lots of hours outside playing, we also had a classroom garden and played games and P.E. outside. I still remember all the fun work we got to do like building towers with the pink cubes, sand paper letters and the never-ending fun of cutting on straight, curvy and zigzag lines. When thinking back on this time in my education the thing that sticks out most to me is that we were always doing things, there was no sitting still at a desk, we were actively engaged with materials and our learning.
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Elementary school was a much different experience than my Montessori school. I started 1 st grade at the brand-new neighborhood school about a half mile from my home. I walked every day with other kids from our street. Elementary school was hard, I struggled with reading and in 1st grade I was diagnosed with dyslexia. I was always behind my classmates and was pulled out of class for a special
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  • Spring '19
  • Molly Bozo
  • Montessori School

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