Friday, February 23, 2018

Friday, 23 February 2018

Royal Solvers used SMART Goals today. Many of them set a goal for completion today and met it. Several blogs are up and running.

Math students are continuing to be very polite and quiet while others finish their benchmark test.

Students enjoyed an online water cycle drawing activity.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Thursday, 22 February 2018

The morning Mathcounts team is blowing my mind!

Science: I enjoyed the variety of comic strips showing the water cycles that students made from their thought experiment in the Water Cycle Game.

Students in math were quiet, attentive, and respectful during testing. I have scored all of the constructed response questions for students who have completed the test. The results aren't exactly positive, but I discovered some common confusions regarding variables. Many students are evaluating x as a multiplication symbol.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

More students showed up this morning for Mathcounts.

Royal Solvers completed a video today.

Science Students in Period 5 enjoyed the Water Cycle game and did a good job evaluating what they learned as part of this "thought experiment" about the water cycle.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Another video was produced in CPS. I also enjoyed looking at the various stop motion projects. Just press play on the links to view.

Almost all students were able to log on to the district testing website for the Benchmark exam and it was very quiet while students worked on the test. 

Students in Science seemed to enjoy the Water Cycle Game. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Friday, 16 February 2018

Mathcounts discussions were interesting!

Royal Solvers completed the SETs in 59.9 seconds and Homeroom found them all in 58.9!

In Science we are just starting to learn about weather and students worked well on a vocabulary assignment. We didn't get to the Water Cycle game though--not enough time!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Thursday, 15 February 2018

The Chalk Talk routine hasn't been in my class for awhile and I was impressed with the students as they wrote and drew about the Water Cycle.

 I even put all the posters up in the room already.
Several Mathcounts team members returned forms today. 

Math- Studying Fractions and Number Lines
Students used photos of songs to estimate fractional parts and shared their thinking. It was interesting to note that students who had a specific strategy had better estimations. 

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, Valentine's Day 2018

This morning, I met colleagues at the District Office to put together a Benchmark for math by 11AM. Done.

My sub, Mr. Ramos, did an excellent job winging it when my guest speaker had to cancel.

Gifts! Always a positive!