Inspired by this blog post on Sam’s Workshop, I introduced rotations to the day this morning. I waited until all the children were there, and quickly gave an overview of the concept in the morning circle.
It gave me an opportunity to observe behaviour at the math-based task… what do children remember about fractions? Great pre-assessment for our upcoming investigation.
There was a small writing task, just to edit and finish off our newspaper articles. Things that usually take up more time.
What I have to work on though is making sure students actually rotate!
It was popular, and my students wanted to do rotations again during our independent work time.
Now I need to get ready for tomorrow. We are having a non-uniform day and will collect donations at the door for the UNICEF Haiti Earthquake Children’s Appeal.