Reflection: Checks for Understanding Presenting the Patterns: Collaborating and Planning - Section 4: Exploration (The Space Walk!)


Sometimes, I find that particular groups of students need more extensive check-in's.  In this case, one student rushed ahead and the other simply gave up and was left in the dust.  To begin with, I tried to get them both on the same page by describing the pattern they were working on.

This group wasn't done with me yet, though!  In order for me to walk away, I needed to be confident that these two fellas would have conversations.  I began having them look directly at one another and ask each other questions.  It also turns out that our "finished" friend actually had great facts, but they were not related to the pattern.  This group had to work together!

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  Checks for Understanding: Extended Check-in
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Presenting the Patterns: Collaborating and Planning

Unit 3: Space: Patterns in the Sky
Lesson 13 of 16

Objective: SWBAT describe a pattern in the sky.

Big Idea: To infinity, and beyond! Your first-grade astronomers work together to share their expertise about patterns in the sky.

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