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Day 13 - Exit Ticket - adding and subtracting integers - 2013 - 9.09.docx

Man Your Station! Adding and Subtracting Integers in Real World Situations

7th Grade Math » Unit: Integers
Big Idea: Students work through 4 stations which will assess their integer add/sub skills and their problem solving skills
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Unit Assessment: Quadratic Functions and Equations

Algebra I » Unit: Interpret and Build Quadratic Functions and Equations
Big Idea: Students complete a unit assessment aligned to unit standards - provides excellent data source for teacher's to adjust and refine their curriculum and instruction!
Julianne Beebe added a Reflection

They Get It!

Introducing the Rhetorical Square

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Bad Boy Part I
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Debate: Is Summer Vacation Necessary?

10th Grade ELA » Unit: Narratives: This is the Story of My Life
Big Idea: Students will make inferences and cite evidence to determine their response to the following question -- Summer vacation: intellectual growth or intellectual drop zone?
Jennifer Moon added a Reflection

Knowing the facts is important!

Using Doubles Facts for Solving Subtraction

1st Grade Math » Unit: Subtraction Strategies
Jennifer Valentine added a Lesson

Initial Informal Assessments

3rd Grade Math » Unit: 1st Week: Getting to Know Each Other Through Graphs
Big Idea: Get to know your students' learning personalities as you observe them on this informal assessment.
Mariana Robles added a Video

Finding evidence from the text

That's what it's all about!

1st Grade ELA » Unit: Reading and Writing Informational Texts
Big Idea: When you dance the Hokey Pokey it's all about moving, but your attention is in different parts. In the same way, children focus on details, and forget what it's all about.
Marquita Prinzing added a Lesson

A Time to Write: Practicing Writing with a Narrative Prompt

4th Grade ELA » Unit: Genre of Assessment
Big Idea: Students practice responding to a writing prompt to prepare for the state assessment.
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Understanding Subject Matter

In previous years, I combined this lesson with the previous one on fish structure.  After struggling to complete both lessons in the appropriate time that Kindergarteners can pay attention, I stepped back and realized my mistake.  It occurred to me that these lessons, however simple they seem to be, should be separated.  It serves each piece better to learn it on its own.  The addition of explicit vocabulary instruction (e.g. “function”) was intentional.  While it may sound odd to throw one new vocabulary word into a Science lesson, it gives valuable context.  I’m always amazed by the conversations that go on around new words, like the students are trying on a new shirt.  Since this is a continuation of a previous lesson, it may go much faster.  Don’t worry if this is the case.  It’s essentially an extension activity to reinforce the goldfish’s structure.  Since we introduced the goldfish as friends, helping these new friends remember how to use their body parts makes it a fun way for the students to learn the functions behind of goldfish anatomy.

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See Swimmy Survive- How Does a Goldfish Manage?

Kindergarten Science » Unit: Spy Swimmy
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Some of my groups get very close to building the magnet, but none are working at the end of the time. I ask the class if they are ready to see a model of the magnet and the capability it will have once working. They are all eager to see. I call them over and model the wrapping of the wire and then how I connect it to make the circuit. When wrapping the wire I discuss with them what we learned about south and north poles. 

When I finish building the magnet, I then demonstrate how it will pick small washers. This is amazing to the class and they are eager to get back their stations to build. 

By modeling after exploring students are able to see how where they were close to having it working. They can also determine what was not going to work and can evaluate their thinking so far. 

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4th Grade Science » Unit: Energy
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