I consider myself to be a lucky lady to work with such a talented group of students. Today, we welcomed guests from an Edmonton school to our class. These teachers had attended one of the Millgrove SMARTBoard workshops and asked if they could come back and sit in for a morning to watch how we support the learning in our classrooms with technology. Our students welcomed them, and were very gracious hosts. They explained how we use
- the SMARTBoard for our LA and Math centers
- our classroom blogs for authentic writing
- Dreambox Math
- SMART Ideas to web our learning on the SMARTBoard
- our clickers for critical thinking challenges
and gave a guided tour of the Sensory Room, among other things.
Our visitors were very impressed. Their comments responded first to the independent learning and responsibility shown by our students, and then to the technology.
Was I surprised? No, because I have many examples of the great leadership shown by 4H. During our skating time on Friday students were quick to help the younger students and demonstrate consideration for their beginning skating skills by staying out of the way. There was a remarkable difference in skill level from our last outing to this one, because students just kept on trying. There was no quitting! As one student told me after repeatedly falling and getting back up, “I’ve got to test myself!” The best part was the big smile on his face as he said it.
Of course, you need not look any farther than our Good Deeds tab if you need further proof. 4H has been busy helping others and showing respect and consideration as they do so. Grade 4, you continue to bring pride to Millgrove with your actions, and I am proud to be your teacher!