Raised by our grade level....as of Friday, September 23rd! You can still donate! Thank you!!!
Action: These students created math games with multiplication and division. After teaching their games in stations, one student said, "Their systems work!!" Nothing better then knowing your students love learning and helping others learn. I also love seeing my girls grow more and more confident in their math skills. Train those brains and keep working at it!
One student asked, "Can we be in charge of creating games for the math challenge stations this year?" Well, you sure can!! Sometimes as teachers, we get in the way of learning. Step aside and let learning happen!!
While exploring our count-bys for 10..we discussed things that come in 10s. When we go to decades, one of my students said, "Mrs. Bechtel, I don't know if you'll be living in the next century." I don't think so either. It prompted a fun inquiry into, How many decades are in a century?
Recess at 7:45am...yes, sometimes you have to flip your day and get the wiggles out. It was chilly, but worth it.
Ending our week, knowing that we are making a difference and loving every minute of it. Thanks to all who supported our goal of raising $100.00 for Malia's CHD Heart Walk. We were able to pass our goal and raise $200.00. The best part, we earned it doing chores and selling lemonade. These are caring students!!!
Let's see how that looks during math time in the classroom...work together to solve this problem..
I didn't make it mandatory...but I asked that they at least try it. This group of girls never gave up. They spent all of math and even some of their Discovery Time to work on it.
90 minutes later, they got it. One of them fell over in tears and said, "My brain never hurt so bad!" I told her that her commitment and perseverance will take her farther than anything I can teach her in this classroom. Keep that, always...
Working on finding the connection between Multiplication and Division...Related Equations.
Continue to work on the count-bys...so far, we've reviewed 2s, 5s, 10s, and are beginning 3s and 9s.
Each unit of inquiry, we focus on different attitudes we want to show. This week and next week we are focusing on Respect. How can we show Respect in our communities? How does showing this attitude help systems work?
THE IB ATTITUDES
In IB schools, students should demonstrate:
Appreciation Appreciating the wonder and beauty of the world and its people.
Commitment Being committed to their own learning, persevering and showing self-discipline and responsibility.
Confidence Feeling confident in their ability as learners, having the courage to take risks, applying what they have learned and making appropriate decisions and choices.
Cooperation Cooperating, collaborating, and leading or following as the situation demands.
Creativity Being creative and imaginative in their thinking and in their approach to problems and dilemmas.
Curiosity Being curious about the nature of learning, about the world, its people and cultures.
Empathy Imagining themselves in another’s situation in order to understand his or her reasoning and emotions, so as to be open-minded and reflective about the perspectives of others.
Enthusiasm Enjoying learning and willingly putting the effort into the process
Independence Thinking and acting independently, making their own judgments based on reasoned argument, and being able to defend their judgments
Integrity Being honest and demonstrating a considered sense of fairness.
Respect Respecting themselves, others and the world around them.
Tolerance Being sensitive about differences and diversity in the world and being responsive to the needs of others.