Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, 15 June 2017

1) We were treated to pastries, fruit, and juice by the admin at our morning meeting.

2) The reflections about the school year were thoughtful. We discussed successes and ways to improve. The staff was upbeat and a great way to end the year on a positive note.

3) RTA provided lunch from the Olive Garden.

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

1) Students were attentive throughout the presentations about sharks. They respectfully held them and were careful with all of the jaws, shark eggs, and teeth.

2) An 8th grader brought me a gift and thanked me for a great 6th grade math and science experience.

3) One of my 6th graders wrote a heartfelt letter thanking me for the interesting math and science lessons this year.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, 13 June 2017

1) Two of the CPS students complete their games. One can be seen here. The students used Racket code to make their games.

2) All of my students shared their reasons for not using tobacco products. They were respectful of each other and had good reasons.

3) Students learned about bisecting vertices with their Kaleidocycles.

Monday, 12 June 2017

NGSS Integrated Science Professional Development

1) 6th grade won't be teaching Astronomy and Gravity next year!

2) I was able to take a walk and solve a traffic problem during lunch.

3) My colleagues put together some dynamic hyperdocs to help organize instruction next year.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday, 9 June 2017

1) The level of energy while working on the Bootstrap game was high. One student was going around to help others fix problems with their code.

2) Almost all students finished their Science Benchmark. I am finished correcting all that were available online for scoring.

3) I use a couple of minutes at the end of class again for WODB. Results...

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Thursday, 8 June 2017

1) One student has almost mastered the Bootstrap game in CPS! Students solved the SET in 1:10 this morning.

2) We are still Benchmark Testing for Science and students who have finished are politely working on their computers solving desmos puzzles or completing missing assignments.

3) I had a chance to sneek in another WODB. The students really enjoyed this one.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

1) More of the Bootstrap games are getting completed each day. Students are helping each other and not giving up when they get an error in their code. It's impressive.

2) After Benchmark testing I shared the insights from yesterday's WODB from Period 5 with students from Period 3 and the P3 students found even more differences in the shapes. They started focusing on the interior fractional parts of the shapes.

3) The students in attendance worked quietly to complete their Science Benchmark.