Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday, 26 May 2017

1) I get a three-day break from testing. Thank you Honored Service People! CPS students polled other students regarding the holiday. The majority of students asked, knew that Monday was Memorial Day and is dedicated to remembering those who died in wars.

2) Some CPS students finished their Accordian Book.

3) Students again worked quietly and respectfully on their tests.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Testing continues and is intense.

1) CPS students continued enthusiastically working on their paper engineering projects.

2) Some students are finished with their Math tests and are working hard on finishing ELA. They continue to be hardworking and respectful.

3) Several colleagues have been willing to allow students (who are done testing) to work in their room so those students have a choice of reading or doing work when they finish testing versus reading silently in a testing room. You know who you are and you're the BEST!!!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

This is a challenging week. The CAASP tests are in full swing and it's much more difficult to find the silver lining, but here we go...

1) CPS students started a new paper engineering project today and two students came up with their own new and novel designs with some of the leftover paper.

2) Students were quiet, respectful, and hardworking during their testing sessions. They should be very proud of themselves.

3) Many students brought their own earbuds, so I didn't have to pass out as many headphones.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

1) RdV's Math Challenge Team continues to impress me with their before school problem solving.

2) CPS students made Butterfly Kisses with classroom materials and none the of specialty tools. They measured, cut, and connected and solved problems along the way. Lining up the antennae posed a problem for a couple students, but they figured it out.

3) We are in the midst of CAASP testing, so the only class I'm teaching is Creative Problem Solving. The students are being very attentive during the testing session, being quiet and courteous, and the indications of hard concentration are impressive me. I hope this is reflected in the results.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Monday, 22 May 2017

1) CPS students tackled an art/engineering project and were measuring, cutting, and critically thinking. The project design included tools that we don't have in the classroom, but students figured out how to do the project anyway!

2) The Math/Science students needed some extra testing time to complete ELA tests. They were exemplary during this additional testing session. Parents should be proud of how hard these students worked today. I certainly am impressed!

3) At the end of the testing sessions, I taught the students how to find a SET. Each class found at least one SET out of today's puzzles.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Friday, 19 May 2017

1) Students had fun with a desmos activity about Inequalities. They did some graphing and made sense of the math.

2) MSPP was today and students role played ways to say NO to tobacco products.

3) Computers were returned before the tardy bell for computer return time today!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Thursday, 18 May 2017

1) CPS students voted to have 15 minutes of Silent Reading. Several students received AR Awards for their reading.

2) In Science, students worked together to try to solve clues on a digital Breakout. They were interested, active, and truly collaborating.

3) I tried to sneak in a Number Talk and several students noticed something about the fractions, and students finally noticed that two fractions were equal even though the parts of the whole were different.