Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Buzz of a Classroom
I really do love my class this year. I have so many entertaining stories to share and we've grown so much as a team. The one thing that has really struck me recently is the way they truly care and respect each other. Today during Math, we were working on a project. They were in groups of four to five. As I was circulating, trying to prompt student thinking, I noticed how many of them were encouraging one another and helping each other out. It was incredible to witness. I literally just stopped and looked around to take it all in. I had one group who was really trying to help one student who was not understanding how to put some fractions on the number line. I had another group praising a student (who has a hard time participating) for a good idea to put on the poster by giving him a high five. Another group was working together by using talking chips to make sure that everyone had a voice in the project. The last group was asking each other questions to justify their thinking. It was an awesome thing to witness and I had to just stop to enjoy the learning that was taking place.