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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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Perfect Packing - Volume Day 1

5th Grade Math » Unit: Measurement
Big Idea: Pack the boxes perfectly, so nothing will leak!
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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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Writing Function Rules

8th Grade Math » Unit: The Fabulous World of Functions
Big Idea: Building on "What's My Rule", today's lesson gives context to the numbers and applies them to real life situations.
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Applying Knowledge: Writing Opener Paragraphs for Narrative Stories

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Writing Narrative Stories to Entertain Your Readers
Big Idea: Writing lets us use our creativity to share our great ideas with our readers. We can write as well as the good authors if we practice their same strategies for creating great beginnings for our stories.
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Cardenas & Columbus: An Objective Exploration?

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Early American Voices & Developing Reading Habits
Big Idea: In the information age, credibility is of dire importance. But is this a new necessity? Columbus might hope you don’t have a fact-checker!
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3D Shapes Unit Assessment

1st Grade Math » Unit: Geometry
Big Idea: Shapes All Around! In this assessment unit on 3D shapes, I'll see how students are doing with demonstrating skills for distinguishing between attributes and non-attributes of 3D shapes, as well as creating new composite 3D shapes.
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Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators

4th Grade Math » Unit: Fractions
Big Idea: You can subtract fractions with unlike denominators by finding a common denominator.
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