Week One

One week of summer school down and no posts to show for it. I thought blogging would be easier with half days, but apparently not. I can’t take any pictures since I’m in the detention center, but hopefully I can still share some mathy insights. 

We are running short mini units as the population fluctuates and most students aren’t in for very long. We started out simple with solving equations. This coming week we are going to cover sleep, staring with Fawn’s great into stair activity and moving on from there. It’s been interesting to think about teaching with very little supplies. We have to use golf pencils and that’s about all we have. I borrowed a bunch of paper rulers from a large furniture store to use for the stair steepness activity since I can’t bring in actual rulers. 

I’ve been opening with a WODB each day and they seem to really get into it. Trying to build a community of learners where it is not all that natural for them to do so and its been one part of class where the majority of kids will add something to the conversation. I feel I will do the most learning this summer, but I’m hoping to leave them with something as well. 

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