Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Wednesday Word Work Reflection
I found a new book (to me) this summer Word Builder Once I read it, I knew it would be included in my Day 1 plans: sharing a great book and an open sort of vocabulary. The power in an open word sort is that I learn along with my learners. The conversations were huge!! Actually so big I changed Thursday's plans. We were already to discuss word observations once I lifted their thinking from the chart above.
I was so excited I sent an email to our staff sharing photos and the new book title. So many times in education, we forget to thank the teachers below us. I like to call it the Food Chain - growth of knowledge leading to the top level - fifth grade. I was ecstatic when five other teachers borrowed the book and my lesson. YES! The power of collaboration. We're off to an amazing start in Room 234. Shifting their thinking already about words!!
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Oh, well done, you! Collaborating with colleagues makes teaching so much richer for our students, too. Good luck he new school year, my friend!ReplyDelete
Thanks it's been a great star! Opening our teacher walls and doors is important for my learning. Virtual friends help me stay inspired.Delete
Sold! I've watched your tweets with jealousy! We're finished with our week of cursive letters so that they can sign their name in cursive on every paper now, and we'll follow in your footsteps with these lessons/inquiry!ReplyDelete
I love that you start with learning how to write your name in cursive. I will follow in your footsteps.Delete
Is it good for 3rd grade? Always love learning from you. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
For sure! Great foundational book :)ReplyDelete