Panglossian is an adjective meaning characterized by or given to extreme optimism, especially in the face of unrelieved hardship or adversity. Each day I list three positive aspects of that work day.
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The morning meeting activity was Silly Sentences. Each student wrote a vocabulary word from a unit of study and each group chose one from which to formulate a Silly Sentence. The results were amusing!
The students were very actively using information about the microscopes in order to compete in a Quizlet.Live. This was the first one of the year.
Students used mini-whiteboards to show how they would solve the area of a parallelogram. There were interesting discussions going on and ultimately great reasoning that seemed to help all students understand the answer to the problem.