Reflection: Routines and Procedures Behind the Scales- Structure of a Goldfish - Section 1: Hook


Classroom management and learning routines is so important with this age.  Students count on consistency and (mostly) enjoy dependable structure.  I took advantage of this when I implemented my “Show me Five” listening routine.  I’ve seen variations of this tool in other classrooms.  Like a teacher should, I borrowed it and made it my own.  Building on the developmental strengths of this age, I made sure to include a kinesthetic piece (the “Show Me Five” posture) to help with their muscle memory and become more aware of personal space.  I included a visual cue (the “Show Me Five” sign) and silent prompt (my hand held out, palm facing them, fingers spread) to help provide a way to deliver non-verbal reminders.  I explain to the students that it’s a way to help themselves and their friends listen and learn better in class.  It shows them they can make a difference to others, two crossed legs at a time.   

  Routines and Procedures: Classroom Management
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Behind the Scales- Structure of a Goldfish

Unit 1: Spy Swimmy
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: Students will explore and identify parts of a goldfish by analyzing live fish and labeling a diagram.

Big Idea: What parts of a goldfish are important to its survival?

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