Mr Weis’ Classroom Blog

October 21, 2008

A rosey red spaceship, a time traveling machine, a sonic wave emitter or something else…?

Filed under: Announcements,Homework — mrweis @ 5:22 pm
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Ask your students what this strange red object is and how we have been using it in class to increase participation and instantaneously create opportunities for sharing and interactively editing our work.  If you have never seen one of these before, it is a document camera and is a pretty neat tool to use in the classroom.

Students are busily working on their final memoir writing and some of them completed their second draft in class today.  Students chose one memoir draft and performed a self edit on it yesterday.  Today they wrote an expanded second draft and tomorrow they will be doing a peer edit followed by a teacher edit.  Their final drafts will be collected together in a book of Room 202 memoirs.  It should be a great collection when it is all completed.

Homework:

  1. Language Arts: Finish 2nd draft of memoir writing.
  2. Mathematics: Create Your Own Number Puzzle worksheet.  (Good luck to the parents on trying to solve some of the students’ puzzles.  Some of them came up with some very clever clues for the puzzles we did in class and had me dusting off the old thinking cap to figure them out.)
  3. Reading:  Read for 20 minutes and fill out pink reading log. (Make sure to fill out each day’s section completely.)

Mr. Weis

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