Colloborative Work

07 Sep

Today we brainstormed problems within groups. Some of our ideas were:

  • Someone is too bossy and dominates the conversation.
  • Some people are off-task.
  • One or two people do all the work.

The 5/6s worked in groups to come up with solutions to these problems.  All of the groups came up with respectful ways to deal with problems with group members.  They decided to come to me only if their own solutions didn’t work first. 

Once the group work parameters were set the groups had to answer this question:

Is it ever right to do the wrong thing?

There was some interesting conversation around this topic!  The students ideas will be on their own blogs next week and we are hoping to generate lots of comments and discussion with this meaty topic.   I borrowed this idea from a friend of colleague of mine, Heidi Siwak

We also learned how to write a reading log.  The students will be handing one reading log in every week.  Mr. B., our student teacher, wrote an example.  Mr. B heads back to North Bay tonight but he will be back in October. 

In math most students finished up their formative assessment which I will be looking at over the weekend. 

Have a great weekend everyone!


Posted by on September 7, 2012 in Uncategorized


9 responses to “Colloborative Work

  1. rebecca

    September 7, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    hey miss little and followers i had fun this first week of school:)
    im very excited for my moms first cousin weding recipction and i get to see my cousin kenzi she is my age and brody thats my sister age 7.the reason im very excited because its in graven hurst and i havent seen my cousins in almost 3 years.

    anyways everyone have a fun weekend,rebecca

  2. erinlittle325001128

    September 7, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Hi Rebecca, I’m glad you had fun! Starting next week you’ll be able to write these updates on your own blog! How exciting is that?! I can’t wait to see what you guys will write! Have a great weekend in Gravenhurst, it’s such a beautiful town- they have an amazing waterfront area there (with an awesome toy store called Applause).

  3. rebecca

    September 7, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    im excited for next week too

  4. rebecca

    September 7, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    wht are you doing this weeked besides monday

  5. erinlittle325001128

    September 7, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I’m spending time with my kids. Working on school stuff and working on stuff for Multiple Births Canada, an organization that helps families with twins, triplets and more!

  6. rebecca

    September 7, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    ps that last question was for ms little

  7. rebecca

    September 7, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    cool well have fun with that this weekend goodnight

  8. Damian

    September 9, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Ms. little can we start the fun computer stuff Tuesday P.S please!!!!

  9. Rebecca

    September 13, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    hi damian


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