Friday, 18 September 2015

Friday's News


An InLinkz Link-up

Well the first official full week is in the books in our neck of the woods. It's been a great week of new routines and getting to know one another. The honeymoon is over and now it is time to see what our students are made of and what we need to teach them.

Jeff has been exploring some new software in his classroom, which is called Seasame Snap. It is an app that helps make andeotal notes and assessments through pictures and videos. So far he likes it but is still trying to get use to it.

In one of our writing classes we had students give us a retell about their summer. They where engaged and loved going through the process of writing.

Jeff is also trying the "Passion Project" idea with his class. It's also known as Genius hour and 20 time. Here are some things from his Bad Idea Factory. He also asked his class what Passion means to them. Here are some of their great responses.

We also love this poster

1 comment:

  1. I let my kids get creative in completing their world maps, and I had them do their maps first in pairs then they each took a turn filling in the whole class version up on the projector (detailed in the blog post I linked up) was my first time working with middle school kids like this and they loved it so I had a big sigh of relief by the end of the week :-)