Where 4th graders learn and grow!
October 19th, 2018
We had an excellent week!!! I am especially proud of the amount of work students did in reading and writing. And I felt like a rock star when I was able to get my students to rotate through all four stations in math centers in one day. This hardly EVER happens!!!!
In writing, students worked really hard on revising and editing their stories. We started out the week adding transition words to their writing pieces in order to help smooth the flow of the story. Then, as you might have seen on Seesaw, students had to complete a thoughtshot in each scene of the story. A thoughtshot shows the readers what the character was thinking, dreaming, reflecting, imagining. Finally this week we worked on exploding a moment in their stories which means to pick a part that they want to tell in slow motion. Really detailing the event that happened.
PLAYING HOT SEAT
Here is the next parent article from the growth mindset book. Mindsets in the Classroom by Mary Cay Ricci. I love what Dr. Carol Dweck says about shielding children from challenges, mistakes and struggles. I have been using a lot of this lingo in my classroom, and I feel like it helps me be a better teacher and helps students to learn resilience.