Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:37 PM
First, I value the preassessment piece that was used in constructing this lesson. Providing this really ensured that high-level thinking is to be had that is specific to their learning. Next, I would have never thought of incorporating dance into this, and I love how fluid it seems in the article. There was so much evidence of valuable learning and enjoyment! The ELL's were not forgotten during this activity, and that ensures that all learners are learning together. I thought that integrating literature as the "hook" was a great way to get that piece in there and having students shade on a timeline to display elapsed time was a great visual for ELL's and all students. It also kept them accountable for their own progress in the assignment. Students were instructed to be valuable and active listeners while providing constructive feedback to students in doing so. This establishes a great classroom community and respect among all students during learning processes. Overall, being able to integrate motor skills, music, literature, art, writing, discussing, technology, math and science created a valuable and supportive lesson for students throughout their class. The teachers chose a holistic rubric in this lesson to observe and assess student’s needs, growths, and accomplishments. There are many other ways that children could have been assessed, but I feel that this type of assessment conducive to the learning that took place, really valued each student’s learning experience in a differentiated and valuable way. The pictures represented growth and displayed each step in easy to understand visuals. I felt like I was in the classroom receiving this instruction with this article, and I value the knowledge shared as a fellow educator.