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!!