Take Aways from Sam's Visit
February 9, 2016
Models--The Visual Representations
"Students should be able to articulate their models."
Our focus should be on their "process" rather than "product."
We heard Teacher Sam tell several students he wanted to see their models when they told him they had the answer.
If they are struggling at the symbolic stage, revisit the iconic.
"At the onset of learning, students should be able to see a visual." S.Strother
The Word Bank
Vocabulary words can be found in each of your Unit Overviews for your grade levels.
More Photos from our Sessions with Sam
1- Eyes on me when I get to zero
3- Show me with fingers, not mouths what I was counting by
(He counted by 2's, 5's, 10's, 20's, 100's, 1000's)
He asked them to tell what his number was and acknowledged all students for trying.
"I also know 10 + 2 = 12"
"So that means 9 + 3 = 12"
Checking in with a student to see if he'll share his answer with the class
2nd Grade "Thumbs Flat" if you're not sure, but willing to try
"I also know 14 +2=16"
Simple and Explicit Instructions
"Check your neighbor's work and make sure they have it just like I do on the board."
"Draw your model."
"Use the sentence frame to explain your understanding."
"I'll give you 14 seconds to do that."
"Count only when I touch the box."
Wrapping It Up!
"One thing I think I did a good job on today was........"
Lots to Think About........
I've highlighted just a few of the take aways here. I know you received some great grade/content specific information. Be sure to review and discuss with your grade level partner as you plan.
We also video taped as much as we could. All clips can be found on the Q-Drive under "School Pictures" then "Videos" folder, "Sam's visit 2-9-16." You may find that some computers will not play the videos, our MacBooks will.
Thanks everyone for a great day!