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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Teaching Well: What's on the Agenda This Week

This is a picture of Rob Stephenson with his Curious
Crew. Rob visited Wayland this summer and now he's
returning to present to the entire elementary staff--he's
a terrific STEAM expert and teacher.
Last week found students taking a standardized reading test, engaging in a large number of team building activities, and beginning writer's workshop in addition to art, music, physical education, technology, picture day, and library events. It was a busy, positive week.

This week students will work on their Global Cardboard Challenge Projects at home, during recess and free time, spend time taking a standardized math test, continue reading and writing workshop efforts, and focus on routines and organizational efforts. As their teacher, the standardized test allows me time to follow up on organizational matters and daily routines too.

The end of the week will include a class field study and The Global Cardboard Challenge Arcade on the playground. Teachers will also be involved in a STEAM event with the visiting expert, Rob Stephenson, founder of Curious Crew.

As the teacher, my focus, in addition to organization and response, will be to successfully co-lead the field studies, Global Cardboard Challenge Arcade, and standardized math tests. I also have some tasks to complete related to the ECET2-MA2016 event, Connected Educator Month, MassCUE, and few more professional learning efforts and presentations.

It's clear that the school year is off and running, and the path so far has been very positive!