HSE 21 in Action
YOU make the Difference!
Break Time People!
First Graders hear about their STEM center. Students could scan a QR code to view a video about how the Eiffel Tower was built and then plan and construct their own tower with candy pumpkins and toothpicks.
BREAKOUT! Ready set go! Collaboration, movement, technology, problem solving, research, oh my! Which team will get all the clues first and "BREAKOUT"? Like this idea? Stay tuned...
Mrs. Jen Robinson (3rd)
Creating meaning: Mrs. Robinson's students designed, discussed, and created their own Close Reading Signposts. Stop by and ask students about what they are stopping to "Notice" and "Note" in fiction.
FEATURE TEACHER - The halls of BSE are filled with expert educators. Here Mrs. Niki Monkul gives Morning Work a Make over!
As an educator, I've always tried to challenge myself and ask reflective questions. My most thought provoking question is always “is this is something that my students really need and are they truly benefiting from it?” Over the years I’ve learned to take a critical look at my teaching and planning to recognize there were activities that my students were just doing to pass the time. Unfortunately and honestly, there were parts of my day that I truly believe were just wasting valuable learning time and high engagement was simply not happening. This was hard to accept. I knew I needed to start making simple, but very effective changes throughout my day.
Now I try to start with higher order questions at the very beginning of the day that really make my students report how they are thinking and what they're wondering about when
given a certain topic or an open ended visual. It took a shift in my thought process as a teacher and it has paid off tremendously!
Read about a couple of easy yet highly engaging ways to kick off the day!
CLICK HERE IF YOU ARE YOU'RE WONDERING HOW MRS. MONKUL CHANGED HER MORNING! She gives us some "I can try this tomorrow" ideas.
Dr. Ryan Flessner at BSE on Thursday, October 27th
- Problem Solving Problem solving is the application of mathematical concepts in real-world situations presented in word problem format. These problems utilize multiple strategies, and students work to explain their own thinking and analyze others’ work.
- Number Work Number work includes composing and decomposing numbers, finding and explaining numerical and operational patterns, and communicating how numbers relate.
- Fluency and Maintenance Fact fluency & maintenance has a goal of automaticity in foundational math facts from all 4 operations.
- Inspecting Equations Inspecting equations is algebra readiness. It may include, but is not limited to, understanding the equal sign and explaining true and false statements.
WHAT'S THE STANDARD?
Getting down to business. Feel like taking a closer look at our standards straight from the IDOE? If you use the hyperlinks below, you can look at standards by grade level or with vertical articulation. What about taking time as quarter two begins to comb through these to see where you are?Click here to access the most up-to-date ELA standards from the IDOE.