The S.T.E.M and Arts blog by Aurelius Raines II

The S.T.E.M and Arts blog by Aurelius Raines II
"Producers, not Consumers"

Friday, June 25, 2010

June 25, 2010

Reading is An Activity

Funny thing happened this week.
We were having our first discussion about the book and what has been happening. I have a very Socratic discussion method. I ask leading questions and let the students sort out the merit of their observations and ideas. Only a few of the students were able to participate. The other children said they read the chapter, but they were unable to talk about the book.
I explained to them the importance of reading for comprehension vs. simply decoding phonics. The next day I noticed an improvement in the classroom discussion. So I stress with the children, we only read what we understand. Everything else is not reading, but wasting time!

Beautiful Math

This week, in Math, we've started on our Math Posters. These poster are designed to educate students about mathematical concepts and make it engaging. You will be able to see them hanging in the hallways by next week.

Student of the Week!
Chandler Sutherland

Not only am I impressed with this young man's smarts. I admire his honor and integrity. He always tells the the truth (even when he knows it may get him in trouble) and he looks out for hos other classmates. And if anyone ever needs a ride home, he's sure to give them a ride in the Batmobile.

 Snack Parent of the Week

The Power Family

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