Reflection: Student Ownership And the Oscar Goes To…. - Section 4: Awards Ceremony and Celebration


Creating a community of learners that are supportive, helpful, and motivated is the key to all of our teaching success.  It takes time for everyone to trust and learn each other, but through activities like this one, where children own how class will go, learn about each other's struggles and talents, and feel safe to explore their ideas is critical. 

Creating the Oscars as a culmination to our lesson at the last minute took 10 minutes of our day. However, it gave us a common celebration that everyone was excited about.  It allowed students to recognize each other and gave my unique learner a real way to explore and share his talents.  Though it may not look like math, it is a teaching tool that grows a learning community very quickly. 

In doing this, I can challenge my students in all curriculum areas and they will trust me to take them into all sorts of learning. 

  Why 10 Minutes for Celebration?
  Student Ownership: Why 10 Minutes for Celebration?
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And the Oscar Goes To….

Unit 6: Unit Fractions
Lesson 7 of 13

Objective: Students will be able to use visual fraction models to represent fractions in word problems that connect to real world applications through the use of technology and teamwork.

Big Idea: Creating and viewing movies made by student groups will enhance working through real world faction story problems.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Fractions, numerator, denominator, whole, division, fractions in real life, skits, math play, Writing in Math, story problems, comparing fractions, collaboration, Speaking and Listening, Critical Area
  55 minutes
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