Friday, May 25, 2018

Friday, 25 May 2018

The positives were abundant today.

CPS was full of positive vibes. Students worked on Genius Projects, then explored spin signatures using Doodle Tops, and finally worked with coding and understanding error messages.

Coding explained. 

In Science, many students completed work that was late. I was out for the afternoon but noticed my inbox full of assignments turned in on Google.

 I joined Michael Connelly, Tony Ostrowski, and Dr. Ralph Cordova for a meeting with Mrs. Wantz at Cabrillo Middle School. She shared her journey of blended learning with us. It was a very informative discussion and makes me feel empowered as we begin our own journey with Rio del Sol.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Students enjoyed a few Which One Doesn't Belong discussions and then shared their choices with the class.

I finished all my testing today!

Several Homeroom students put boxes together so I was able to box several more collections of books. The boxes are labeled and have been added to the stack.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

College Shirt Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Mary, Mrs. Phillips, and I all wore Pepperdine Waves shirts today.

I have quite a few cupboards cleared. Boxes are neatly stacked in the back of the classroom.

All students who attended my afternoon math class have finished testing! (There was one absent student.)

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tuesday, 22 May 2018 Math Testing Week

Another day of testing with students working hard and being respectful. Quite a few students have completed all their tests.

Some CPS students were excited about making rectangles using code. A couple "discovered" why they needed two numbers as input.

Homeroom Students found all 6 SETS.

More cupboard space is clear.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Monday, 21 May 2018 Math Testing Week

Today was the Rio MathNIC. A couple of students gave Mrs. Tillman and me a shout out to thank us for encouraging them to look for simpler problems.

I have students place a sticker on a chart when they find a SET. One of the CPS students filled up her entire row on the chart.

I brought popcorn for the lunch math team students and they LOVED it!

A couple of students were in alternative testing environments and that worked out well for the class as a whole. The students were very quiet and mostly attentive during the CAASPP testing for all periods.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Friday, 18 May 2018

One of my students presented this to me at the end of the day!

This feels good! I'm organizing what I need to use daily and packing what I don't use regularly.

Today was Pressure Plays Day in MSPP when the students try role-playing ways to say no to using tobacco products. The students had fun.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Thursday, 17 May 2018

I stopped the shelf project for a bit since I didn't have boxes. I now have a supply of boxes thanks to Bernice Holladay and am back on track cleaning cupboards.

The majority of students are behaving appropriately and doing their best to learn. 

The CPS students seemed to be interested in working with strings to code shapes. They experimented with the code and found that the program doesn't recognize rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, or hexagon.