We are working on ways to solve problems. We are starting with personal problems and social problems.
We did some together as a whole group - and then we broke off into our table groups and then presented what we thought would be the best solution.
The groups worked very well together and come up with excellent solutions! Great work, Room 15!
We brainstormed and came up with a list of what makes a good teacher and what makes a good student.
When we brainstorm like this, sometimes the students do the writing and sometimes I write what they say. But it is ALWAYS in their words.
I would love it if the students always did the writing, but sometimes I help due to :
TIME - it is really hard for everyone else to sit and wait while someone writes a sentence. Multiply that by 21 sentences. That is a lot of time (likely over an hour). We usually start to lose our audience after the second student writes :) . So we take turns. Because I can write while they talk!
Also -- some students feel shy about written in front of everyone at this point. Some students are not ready to write yet -- I will help to boost their confidence by having them write the first letter (or letters -- whatever sounds they know), then I complete the word.
I often do the writing if we are going to be reading the chart often and independently. But again -- it is in the students words.
The class was more vocal about what makes a good student!
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