## Reflection: Shared Expectations How Long? A Fishy "Tail" - Section 3: Guided Instruction

When having the kids do any activity, make sure they understand the goals and expectations of what they are doing. It is important that they know what they should be walking away being able to do and know how they are to act while they are doing it. Using "I can..." statements provides the students an opportunity to take responsibility for their own learning.

Making sure performance expectations and clear procedures are in place from the first day of school ensures student success throughout the year. Explain to the kids with every lesson what you want them to do and how you want it done.

Have high expectations and let them know what they are
Shared Expectations: Have high expectations and let them know what they are

# How Long? A Fishy "Tail"

Unit 13: How Does It All Measure Up?
Lesson 1 of 8

## Big Idea: Before entering first grade, young children need to have a basic understanding of measurement. They do not need to be able to use standard units of measurement, but they must be able to use the basic attributes of length.

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### Dawn Gunn

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