The scholars of room 18 are discussing Christmas gifts inside Google Classroom. They are sharing their thoughts and responding to other posts.
Writing was difficult today. We were practicing the transition between a Flee Map graphic organizer and a first draft. We had trouble with foundational skills - labeling our paper, writing a title, indenting, skipping lines, etc. Part of the reason was clear - Many of my students do not enjoy writing.
We pushed each other and towards the end of the writing block we made progress. Students who listened carefully and adjusted their approaches after specific feedback showed the most growth. Others needed careful monitoring and encouragement.
I'm looking forward to the growth we will make this year.