Panglossian is an adjective meaning characterized by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity. Each day I list three positive aspects of that work day.
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I remembered to make new Google Classrooms for Trimester 2 and almost all students are signed up.
In Math, we did a sorting activity to help students visualize Distributive Property. One of my most challenging groups figured everything out quickly and finished two bags worth of the sorting. I was very proud of them.
Later, in science, I had another sorting activity. This was required students to use logic to determine whether the information on the cards referred to Cells, Plants, or Animals. Students were very attentive and I heard some good arguments for why they were sorting things a particular way. Two groups finished.
Math students worked together on a complicated problem and learned about collaboration.
Students used manipulatives and were careful with them. We didn't lose any cubes. Period 7 solved the locker problem. One student noticed the number of lockers between open lockers was going by twos. The class looked at factors and noticed a pattern of 1 x 1, 2 x 2, 3 x 3, etc.
Royal Solvers had a guest speaker today. They listened attentively and participated appropriately for 91% of the time. As soon as they heard the clean up bell, some started shuffling through backpacks while the geologist was speaking. There were some interesting demonstrations of water solubility that interested the students.
I received an amazing email from a very supportive colleague who knows that I've been a little down about student performance lately. It included the following messages...
The computer return class solved SET again in under 3 minutes.