Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday, 24 March 2017

1.  CPS students completed SET in just over two minutes.

2. Some math students finished the first part of the ICA math benchmark and began Math XL for School. All were quiet and polite.

3. Science questions about human impact were plentiful. Students had some interesting discussions in the groups that started evaluating open ended versus closed questions.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Thursday, 23 March 2017

1) I made a PowToon to advertise Creative Problem Solving

2) All was quiet during Benchmark testing.

3) In Science we are starting a unit on Human Environment Interaction. I began by looking at generational growth and asking students to consider impact on the next generation as a result of the previous generations. The discussions were animated and it appeared that all students were on task.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

1) I learned some new tips for using MathXL for Schools.

2) Reviewing the alignment of test items to DOK levels was interesting. I found a good reference from

3) I enjoyed working with colleagues and having a chance to share successes and challenges.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

1) CPS students came up with some creative acronyms for our class. I put them together on a padlet. They also found all 6 sets in under 2 and a half minutes.

2) Students began the Math ICA Benchmark for the 3rd Trimester. The majority remembered how to log on and problems were minimal.

3) It was a rainy day and several students had lunch in the classroom and watched Spy Animals on PBS.

Monday, 20 March 2017

1) Everyday begins with Silent Reading and I've never mentioned that it is one of the best parts of my day. The students come in every day and quietly start reading. Most days they continue reading during the passing time since they have me for the next period too.

2) I tried out with the math classes today. Students LOVED it! They wanted more quizzes. This always cracks me up!
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3) Computer collection went quickly and smoothly today.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Friday, 17 March 2017

1)  CUE 2017 NATIONAL CONFERENCE is happening in Palm Springs and I was able to watch a bit of this morning’s Keynote Address by George Couros during Period 1. I really enjoyed it!

2) Students collaborated on fraction problems and videotaped their discussions.

3) Science students voted on the representative buildings for the Earthquake Engineering project.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Thursday, 16 March 2017

1) CPS students are moving along with their Game coding. All students have turned in the Rocket-height video.

2) P3 Math students videotaped themselves doing a collaborative problem solving activity. They will be uploading those into Google Classroom. I'm looking forward to it.

3) Science students are getting started with their culminating presentations for the Earthquake Engineering Project.