*I appreciate the use of humor and using it in a positive way with kids. The strongest aspect of the presentation is how all teachers are on the same page. There seems to be consistency on what content is being taught.
*Very informative. Great classroom instructional ideas. I like that art was included. Interesting information – all working with Title I. Keep up the hard work!
*Interesting activities for teaching. Fun ways to learn. Tied together and we understood the large task these teachers have for the tests.
*I chose this presentation over my assigned one as I wanted to see how it aligned and dove-tailed with the 2-3 communications team. I also felt as part of what I do in reading and communicating with kids, this would be a great session to attend. Great opening with the laughing babies clip. Set tome and stage for presentation. And the “If I never had a teacher” you tube clip for very inspiring. Text features, scavenger hunt, reading genius poster. Balanced Literacy book – Kagan/ fact/opinion cards/autho’s purpose/flip books. Again, I liked how title is used to help comprehension. Like the 2-3 group, this group also was high energy and presented their students with hands-on, fast-paced, inspiring learning activities.
*Presenters brought examples of activities they do with students so we could see what they were talking about. I enjoyed seeing all of the active/hands-on activities they are doing to teach standards on the state assessments.
*Interesting activities on text structures. Very nice job! Liked the quiz trade game – Kagan activities. Interesting drawing activities and following directions. It’s so nice to see the different activities used to teach reading comprehension. Wish Judy could go to all rooms! What a resource. Wow! Loved the videos!! They had an excellent presentation.
*Humorous videos kept our attention, very entertaining. Showed examples. Gave hands-on ideas to teach different concepts. Great ideas on integration. Organized and interesting! Awesome job!
*Again, I feel that somehow, bringing in the related arts teachers on what is going on in the building would allow us to reinforce the great work being done. Perhaps more scheduled time to learn and share within the buildings would be useful and earlier in the year!
*It would be nice to see pictures/videos of students doing the work.
*I would have loved to have seen the kids practicing these ideas you talked about.