1) During CPS it was really quiet. The students were making Kaleidocycles on card stock. They made another paper engineering project last week. The directions for the Kaleidocycle are here:
Thanks to Ms. Guzik for the video link. I have a book with the project, but loved that there was a video to go with it.
2) Several colleagues offered students a place to work so they wouldn't have to read silently for 2 periods.
3) Students worked quietly to complete their tests and those who were in class reading were exceptionally respectful. They continue to impress me after three weeks of testing!