Students continue to demonstrate a lot of dedication to their mathematical tasks (and their research for the writer's workshop). I continue to be impressed by their dedication to improving their skills and knowledge.
I am also trying a new model in our math class where students decide which activities they participate in for a lesson. Giving students choice, and therefore a voice in their learning I believe is helping to maintain their level of engagement. Students can choose from electronic resources, small group instruction with a teacher, practice problems, and problem solving opportunities.
Students will also begin to participate in more google discussions where they have to explain their thinking about solving a problem.
I have been teaching for twelve years, and eleven years in the town of Willington, CT.