We’ve been busy this week. We’re always busy, but I think for some reason we’ve crammed more than usual into the last fives days. And it seems that a lot of what we did was new. And very cool. And involved technology.
We tried making Wordles again on Monday. It was the start of a new unit on 2D geometry in math, so I needed to get a feel for what they remember from 4th grade. Rather than do a pencil/paper pre-assessment, I had them create a Wordle to show me their background knowledge for this unit. We brainstormed some words we might use and explain in our Wordles, and then got to work.
I should stop saying I’m amazed with their final products–by this point they’ve shown me countless times that they can do amazing work. But that’s what I was: amazed. And I learned much about what they already knew.