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“The first thing we do is begin an ‘I see — I wonder’ exercise,

dixieluna on 20 Jul 18This activity is very engaging. It assists with the "buyin" that is necessary for student learning. I like how she poses questions in such a way that the students begin to "wonder" about the tasks as well.


Throughout the remainder of the unit, they theorize, test, analyze, experiment, and share and review results at various work stations Ms. Moore establishes in the classroom

What is most exciting here is that the students theorize, test, analyze, experiment, and share result without realizing it. This is not a lecture course where students are listening, taking notes, and memorizing all of these scientific methods. Since the students are "doing science" they are more likely to remember this scientific process!


She sets up math and literacy centers in her classroom where students play games, such as a mathoriented Go Fish, a card game that requires students to apply their knowledge of place values

I have set up a "math with a partner" rotation during my math block. The students LOVE it! It is structured and students are taught how to play (being fair, taking turns, etc.). I think that one reason games are so engaging is because very few play board games or card games with their families at home. This is a new experience for them. Most importantly they are learning and practicing what they have learning without even knowing it!

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