Kicking off our (in)courage group for teachers. Our community is small but supportive and I am blessed to be a part of it.
- First field trip - hello Greenwood Furnace!
- Starting my mentor course via PSU - they offer a once a week class to new mentors to assist in training our interns, it has been amazing
- Getting to know my students as learners
|Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning Vocabulary based on Common Core definitions|
|I started by telling the class how much I LOVED my cats, and that we should all write about how awesome they are. I gave them 'evidence' to support my claim. And wouldn't you know...none of them agreed with me!|
|Then they had time to work as tables to 'fix' my claim. These are some examples. We decided as a class to choose the opinion statement to work on the next day.|
|Our final product, we worked together to create supporting evidence for our new claim. Finally we wrapped it all up in the reasoning statement. We will continue to use this language in all of our subjects.|
|If you need ideas for math journals, go buy this now! Don't wait!|
If you are in need of any teaching ideas, feel free to hop over to Pinterest and follow my Classroom Ideas page. Most of my pins are for 6th graders (or can be adapted). I pinned RundesRoom's interactive journal packet on there if you want to check it out. It is completely worth the investment.
And finally, with October starting, I hope that you have settled in and feel slightly more in control than you did in September. If you have parent conferences coming up, like I do, I wish you the very best. May all of your parents come in with open minds and a willingness to work together in the best interest of the student. I'll be back soon (I promise to post more than once a month!). Happy teaching!