Reflection for Monday February 4, 2019


What I Wore, Monday February 4th
Before School 7:30 - 8:00:

  • Make Copies for SS & LA
  • Planning

Copy room was empty at 7:30 this morning! I was super lucky. Today is a good day to have a good day! Discussed the day ahead with CT. Did not sleep well, I am super tired. Lucky to have gotten an available copy room, next week do planning earlier (or at least try). Please note, CT will not be here next Mon or Tues. We will find a place to hang road to revolution in the classroom.

Reading Intervention 8:00 - 8:45 None this week. Begin Social Studies:

  • Introduction to the American Revolution Unit
  • Teaching Primary & Secondary Sources

At first, students were sad that their unit in Science was over, but then when we began they were warming up to the idea of The American Revolution. Students were quiet & attentive (some may not be quite awake). Completed planned activities. The story book pages did not transfer well to a larger screen making it difficult to read. Students who read aloud were proactive and came closer to read if they needed. Pictures were still clear for whole class to view.

Prep Time 8:45 - 9:30:

  • Prepare for Math
  • Prepare for Reading

CT & I went over the math game. Feel better about completing multiplication of a whole number and a fraction. Use www.LearnZillion.com

Math 9:30 - 10:30:

Unit 5 Module 1 Session 2 Target One Fractions

  • Poster
  • Game

Game only as a class, completed two rounds. Came to conclusion that the larger the denominator the smaller the “piece”. Students complained about taking notes and have no buy into needing information for their own learning.

Language/ Writing 10:45 - 11:45:

Pre-write

  • Review Directions Part 2
  • Organize notes
  • What should we use to answer the question?
  • Fill bracket outline

No full pre-write completed as a class there was no participation by the class. Switched to filling out bracket outline as a class. Same outcome. No buy-in that this is a necessary step to the writing process.
How do we move forward in the writing process when students do not want to take notes or fill out graphic organizer? Conversation tomorrow with students, explain outline (video).

Have students begin writing body paragraph on own. We have to be reactive rather than proactive.

Wonders 1:30 -2:30

  • Reading Machu Picchu w/ Point of View Discussion using the graphic organizer provided by Wonders.

Near the end of the lesson, students were able to find at least one piece of evidence! They are beginning to understand how to find evidence by seeking text clues. Helpful when CT was able to step in and assist students find the evidence. This also assisted with their staying on task. Chatty group, did not get through the story without pausing due to extra chatter. We still are having difficulty with some students respecting my role in the classroom.

After School 3:00 - 3:45

  • Staff Meeting
  • Reflect

How was your Monday? Until next time ...


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