Today we are taking another step into the world of coding. Yesterday, we started with the basics. Now we'll login to student accounts and try the official "Hour of Code" program from Code.org. If my scholars enjoy the lesson, they might want to start the 20 hour class. We might have a computer programmer in our midst!!
Are you wondering how Common Core math is going and how it's different from other math. Check out the short lesson below as we move into adding large numbers but use a place value chart to understand why we regroup.
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.