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Classroom Video: Think Pair Share

Reptiles, Time For A New Outfit

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Vertebrate Classification
Big Idea: Scientist develop models in order to explain phenomena
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Respect and Responsibility

The activity has them leaving the classroom and requires the students to work independently from the teacher. In order to make this a positive experience it is important to lay down clear expectations. In the first few days of school we cover respect and responsibility as being expectations. I remind my class that the expectations I have for them is that they can have fun while learning. Respect is following directions, being polite, and in this case being mindful of others in the building who are working. For example, they will visit a part of the school where others might be, they need to not distract and be good observers. I ask them how they can demonstrate responsibility and I add to their ideas on how it pertains to this lesson. After each expectation is given I always give the opposite example of what is NOT expected. It helps make the message more clear and gives them a model of what not to do.  

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Follow the Leader: Following Directions

4th Grade Science » Unit: Opening Science
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Classroom Video: Think Aloud

Investigating Worms Part 2

3rd Grade Science » Unit: Animal Structures
Big Idea: How can you conduct an experiment to answer your questions about worms?
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Quiz Day

7th Grade Math » Unit: Integers
Big Idea: Homework is checked in preparation for the quiz and then students work until the end of class.
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What's With That Crazy Nye Guy? Weathering One More Time! Day 1

4th Grade Science » Unit: Weathering
Big Idea: Students grappling with understanding effects of weathering on the Earth's surface benefit from this video as they jigsaw their new information to prepare for a group presentation.
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Classifying 3D Figures

6th Grade Math » Unit: Geometry
Big Idea: How are these two figures similar? How are they different? Students learn vocabulary words so they can precisely classify 3D solids.
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Socratic Seminar Two

8th Grade ELA » Unit: Of Mice and Men Part II
Big Idea: Students take the lead on discussions around several texts.
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BEOWULF: Independent Reading - Beowulf's Last Battle, The Death of Beowulf, and Mourning Beowulf

12th Grade ELA » Unit: BEOWULF
Big Idea: "A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles." -Christopher Reeve
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Sorting Shapes

1st Grade Math » Unit: Shapes Within Shapes
Big Idea: Clean Up this Mess! The classroom shapes are in one big heap. Students will work in teams to come up with a way to sort the shapes by attributes and create a visual representation to model their thinking
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Regrouping in Third Grade Using Manipulatives

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3rd Grade Math » Unit: Place Value Practice
Big Idea: Working with concrete representations (blocks) helps students understand the abstraction of regrouping.
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