Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

I feel horrible. However, RdV was collecting student computers during first period, so I went to work. I should have called for a 1/2 day sub, but I didn't.

1) 100% of the students returned their computers and chargers!
2) Students worked very quietly so my head didn't pound as much.
3) Students wished me well. They are so cute.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Friday, 11 December 2015

1) Both of my math classes came up with the same ideas which are always interesting to hear. 
2) Student work on their weekly problems was well done.
3) Students did a good job on a fossil quiz.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Thursday, 10 December 2015

1) Great observations on Visual Patterns.

2) I was able to complete preparing for a science activity. Also, several parents donated paper plates for our next activity to understand Geologic Time.

3) Students helped each other and worked hard to complete Step One of their project.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Wednesday, 9 December 2015

1) Most students were very attentive for oral reading of The Number Devil.
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2) Students worked on Ratios and seem to be understanding some of the concepts.
3) CPS students are having a Week of Coding. Today they chose between typing, using an app, or coding. They could do a little of each since it is a block schedule, but many of them continued working on coding.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

1) Students came up with great ways to solve a decimal multiplication problem mentally in 6 minutes.

2) There were some excellent math discussions from students working collaboratively to solve ratio problems.

3) Students worked together to discuss rock strata and then quietly typed their responses into a google classroom question.

Bonus Entry: We are doing Hour of Code in Creative Problem Solving and students are very engaged!

Monday, December 7, 2015

Monday, 7 December 2015

1) The students were very interested in the Star Wars Hour of Code. Everyone was on task and a few students earned their certificates today.

2) Three of the six groups working on Ratio Tables, completed theirs.

3) Students asked to do more math this morning!

Friday, December 4, 2015

Friday, 4 December 2015

1) Number Talk was interesting, as usual.

2) All students have added me as a coach in Khan Academy.
3) Students learned to put tabs side by side, so they could use a rubric to evaluate their writing assignment.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Thursday, 3 December 2015

1) I got a very nice email from a parent.
2) One of my students shared a video showing an extra credit assignment. She is going to teach me how to edit video.

3) The principal surprised me with a class visit and complimented my students on their behavior and work ethic.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

1) Perfect Attendence!
2) Students worked very diligently on today's task.

3) I finished downloading all of the letters for the Performance Task.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

1) Virtually every Period 1 student was on task discussing the homework without any direction from me while I was taking care of attendance.
 2) Several excellent strategies were shared on our number talk to mentally solve 13 x 16.

3) Every student appeared to be on task and writing in their Interactive Notebook for our Ratio lesson.