Our back-to-school so far…

The first two weeks has been a great experience. 5A and 5F are temporarily sharing the music room until our space just off the purple pod is ready for us. Boy, are we excited! Despite having 44 kids in one room, 2 teachers and sharing a hallway with the grade 9s, the students are working great together. Everyone is still getting used to being in middle school but I am seeing growth in the students everyday.

Week 1 we focused on how to make this the Best Year Ever – that feedback will help shape our time shared and lead to a good transition once we head out to our new classroom. ¬†We’ll be adding to the #gcmspride on twitter as we get comfortable

Week 2 as a group, we have looked at Peer Feedback and what makes good feedback. We’ve summarized it pretty good into this chart, though we have added that positive feedback can also be a suggestion for improvement if we word it properly.

Effective Peer Feedback


We have also learned about the Scientific Method in science and how it relates to being a good scientist, brainstormed questions to ask Cst. Lucas when we have our video call with him next week about digital citizenship, had a class meeting and looked for ways to work cooperatively, and also got all set up on Google Docs. We’re still working out the kinks to all this technology use but slowly, we will get there. Having a class blog set up was a big step.

We’re just getting started on our #BestYearEver