Reflection: Routines and Procedures What is a Triangle? - Section 1: Problem of the Day


At the first school I ever worked at, I was introduced to "line order."  Students were given a spot in line on the first day of school and that was their forever spot in the line.  I created line order using my role sheet which was in alphabetical order by last name.  I would only make changes if necessary if there were problems with certain students standing by certain other students.  The students used this order every time they lined up whether it was in the room, at lunch, at recess, etc.  I had some parents question this, but the students never did.  Most of my students never went to preschool, so this was just "How we line up at school."  It worked GREAT!  When I left that school, no one at my new building used line order.  I figured I would try something new and let the students stand where they wanted.  For my first two years, this worked fine for my classes.  This year is different!  I have a very unique group of children this year and they need more structure.  About a month into school, I introduced line order and it solved most, unfortunately not all, of our line problems.  The students didn't accept it as easily since they had a whole month of standing where they wanted and were used to that procedure for lining up.  I plan to set up line order next school year right away on the first day of school.  Having line order also made doing this Problem of the Day go much quicker since lining up was not an issue.

  Line Order
  Routines and Procedures: Line Order
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What is a Triangle?

Unit 4: Positions and Shapes
Lesson 10 of 17

Objective: Students will be able to name and describe the attributes of a triangle.

Big Idea: When a Line Bends...A Shape Begins is a great book to use to introduce 2-dimensional shapes. The students will be introduced to all of the basic 2-dimensional shapes and learn about the attributes of a triangle.

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Math, Critical Area, Describing Shapes
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where a line bends a shape begins
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