Archive for August, 2010

Where did you put your reminder cards?

August 31, 2010 8 comments

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How are your goals going? Success or failure so far this week?


Brain Foods that will keep you going

August 31, 2010 2 comments

Here is a video that gives some examples of healthy snacks and foods that can help keep you energized throughout the day.

Classroom Organization Agreements

August 31, 2010 31 comments

Make a comment to answer these questions:

  • Why is it important for classrooms to be neat, tidy and organized?
  • What things do you think we all need to agree to do so that our classroom can stay neat, tidy and organized?
  • What ideas do you have about the way our room could be organized?

Can meditation help organization?

August 30, 2010 40 comments

We have been meditating every morning for a few days, and we will continue doing it for some time. We are experimenting to see if meditation helps us to be more calm, thoughtful people during the school day. It is also possible that meditation can help us to be more organized.

What information have you found about the connection between meditation and organization?

Week One of “Brainfood”

August 27, 2010 6 comments

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We started off our “Brain Food Experiment” this week.

What did you think? Did it work for you? What effect did it have on your work and your levels of energy? What kind of food did you bring? What will you bring next week? What kind of food did you decide was not a good idea?

Session with Ms. Ashley: “Feelings and the ways we express them”

August 26, 2010 6 comments

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Ms. Ashley came and did a session about feelings today. We talked about the different feelings that we experience and how we deal with them. We discussed how we express ourselves when we feel different emotions. We gave examples of negative ways we express our feelings, and then we discussed the positive ways we express our feelings.

What were the most important parts of the conversation for you?

6SS Addition Strategies

August 25, 2010 13 comments

Today, the students used large grid paper in order to show how they work out addition problems. We used the concept of function to ask ourselves how it works. They created addition problems that match their level of ability at addition and then wrote detailed explanations of the strategies they use to work them out.

The next step will be to improve at addition, to able to solve more complicated addition problems and to be able to teach each other so that we can all progress as part of a team.