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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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Classroom Video: Exit Tickets

Photosynthesis - Analyzing Data (Day 3)

7th Grade Science » Unit: Cell Processess
Big Idea: Plants make their own food.
 
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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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Google Drive 101

Google Drive 101

6th Grade Science » Unit: Scientific Protocol
Big Idea: In my paperless classroom, Google Drive is our main source of communication, information and feedback for students.
 
 
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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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Student Train Conclusion

Exploring Magnetic Levitation

8th Grade Science » Unit: Generating Energy
Big Idea: Watch as your students experience the magic of magnetics while exploring a futuristic transportation modality.
 
 
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Inequalities.mov

Inequalities

7th Grade Math » Unit: Equations and Inequalities
Big Idea: Can students create and solve a graph?
 
 
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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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Atmosphere: An Envelope of Gases

5th Grade Science » Unit: Earth Systems
Big Idea: In this lesson, students research the atmosphere and create a poster to describe this system. Then, students will examine how the all of the Earth's spheres interact in the atmosphere.
 
 
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Dividing by 100s, Powers of 10s (Day 2)

5th Grade Math » Unit: Multi-Digit Multiplication and Division, Powers of 10s
Big Idea: Patterns in Dividing with Powers of Tens
 
 
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Archaeology Information Hunt

5th Grade ELA » Unit: Archaeology Adventures
Big Idea: The Jigsaw strategy is hardly archaic...lots of information will be shared today!
 
 
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“The End of Something” – Helping Students Understand This Modernist Story

11th Grade ELA » Unit: Modernist Literature
Big Idea: Engaging students in activities that address the inevitable question: So, what is going on in this story?
 
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Tasty Apple Sorting

Kindergarten Math » Unit: Sorting is Super!
Big Idea: In the past, we made apple tasting graphs. Since graphing isn't big in terms of Kindergarten Common Core, this is a great way to update an old tradition with a CCSS-aligned activity!
 
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What Did You Do in School Today?

How many times have parents asked their children this very question only to hear the response, "Nothing," or "I don't know"?  

This type of closing is a beautiful way to open communication of learning with parents.  The best is that the response comes from the student, but it is also an assessment piece for the teacher. 

My students are required to have their parents initial all of their homework, so when the students take home facts about bats today as math homework, the hope is that the conversation will turn to the fact that the students created line graphs, that the little brown bat population is declining rapidly, and that graphs can show us a lot of data in an easy picture. 

Now, not only do parents hear what happened in school, but the students are once again practicing communicating their leaning and understandings in a real world way. 

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What is Happening to the Little Brown Bat?

3rd Grade Math » Unit: Going Batty Over Measurement and Geometry
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Getting Down With Humpty Dumpty

Kindergarten ELA » Unit: Nursery Rhymes Revisited
Big Idea: Using the rhyming words in Humpty Dumpty is a great way to introduce the words family -all.
 
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The Dress Code Debate

4th Grade ELA » Unit: A Different Perspective
Big Idea: Students use a close read and research to debate about whether or not students should have a dress code.
 
 
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Presentation and Evaluation

Patterns in Parent Behavior

1st Grade Science » Unit: Communication Between the Parent and Offspring
Big Idea: Engage in higher order thinking as you teach students to find similarities in their past observations.
 
 
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A Refreshing Activity

Law of Conservation of Momentum

High School Physics » Unit: Linear Momentum
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Investigation Chart

Evidence or Inference?

4th Grade Science » Unit: Thinking, Writing, and Observing Like a Scientist
Big Idea: Students choose between three different experiments to help them understand the difference between scientific evidence and inference.
 
 
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Science vs. Engineering Project - Presentations

7th Grade Science » Unit: Introduction to 7th Grade Science
Big Idea: We can plan our own investigations using our own scientific method and engineering design process.
 
 
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