Today, I visited the classroom's of Ms. Woodrum, Ms. Kelly, Ms. Pete and Ms. Akin and you wouldn't believe the AMAZING things I saw going on in these classes.
In Ms. Woodrum'sclass, the students were peer editing and reviewing their writing. Ms. Woodrum had students work with partners to review each other's work and the share Glow and Grows with the community of learners. The students were showing high levels of understanding by analyzing peers and identifying areas of strength and potential improvements.
Ms. Pete is the master of differentiation!! By knowing her students and what they need, Ms. Pete is able to assign just right work to make sure that all of her students are supported. Ms. Pete supports and enriches her students by assigning them tasks that are perfect for their learning styles!
In Ms. Kelly's class, students were conducting individual conferences with the teacher. Ms. Kelly was reviewing the data that she received from WriteScore with each individual child. The student's went over their writing pieces and they worked collaboratively to designate areas that the students would work on to improve their writing.
Ms. Akin's classroom was turned into the crime scene of The Boston Massacre. Students were transported back in time to solve the crime. Who was to blame? Did the British commit murder or was it self-defense? Students evaluated evidence, read articles and learned through inquiry during this hands-on learning expedition.