Monday, October 21, 2013

"Best Lesson Ever!"

Today as I was sitting back watching my students complete their lesson on their own I heard one of my students say "This was the best lesson ever!"  I almost cried!!!!  I was so excited that I wanted to come share with all of you.  
My students are studying about the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas.  I got on line and found some information for them to read, put them into 3 groups, gave them the information and sticky notes.  The pictures below are the finished product of what they did. 
To get them to do this easily I had previously taught them about working in a group.  We had practiced with simple ideas and topics so that when it came time for more complicated work they could do it without much interference from me.  I literally sat at the front of the room and watched.  They didn't even need me!!!  
It was the best lesson EVER!

Here's a picture of the little supply box I keep on their tables.  It has "Role Sticks" in it all time so that anytime we need a group discussion we can have one easily.

Here's the GROUP DISCUSSION ANCHOR CHART that we created back at the first of school.


  1. Can you supply the articles/readings you used?

  2. I'm not at school today, but I will look up the site in which I pulled tht information from and get back to you. :)

  3. The site I got the information from was
    There is a TON of great information on this site. I hope that helps you out. :)