The Solving Equations Review Day

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We’re still fiddling with the review day between the group test and the individual test to figure out how to make it worth the while of all of our kiddos.

I did find at least one group test where kiddos read the rubric and then made revisions. Now how to make this change happen for all kiddos…2017-01-29-09-09-21What do you observe? What do you wonder?

The One with the Solving Equations Group Test

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Swear to gosh this kiddo could hardly write when he came to us last year. But group support and adult support (thank goodness for our awesome paraprofessionals!) and lots of solid scaffolding made this happen. Preparing for an individual test on Wednesday.2017-01-29-09-04-45-1What do you observe? What do you wonder?

The One with Tzeltal

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Only fitting to end the Video Project with a video. But I’m too cheap for that WordPress option, so here’s a screenshot.

You can see the kiddo (kind of). You can see the tiles. What you can’t see is the kiddo speaking Tzeltal (an indigenous Mayan language).captura-de-pantalla-2017-02-21-19-02-20What do you observe? What do you wonder?

The One with the Script

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We’ve got jobs, now we have to start writing the scripts we’ll be using.

Each group gets to divide 3-4 jobs among their group. Everyone writes a script with the ability to choose something suited to their level of challenge (all levels feature solving equations with tiles).2017-01-19-17-34-25What do you notice? What do you wonder?

The One with the Video Project Jobs

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While this blog has helped me to reflect on my work, as well as to keep an archive of sorts, I fear that the thing I will remember most about today’s lesson is that a lot of the kiddos summarized the jobs they had to do for the Video Project instead of just writing their names like we wanted them to. Apparently no amount of mental wishing made this happen. English Language Development for the win (when just plain efficiency would have done).

Photo: Picking roles within the group to ensure that people get to do a range of videos explaining how to solve equations with algebra tiles:2017-01-18-17-35-28What do you notice? What do you wonder?