Here’s the steps
He’s in the second foto with a big smile on his face. He is being hugged by Magdalena and at the table with him is Nadine. They are three of the finest people I’ve ever known.
In the first picture and one further down is my friend Rosamond who painted the wonderful painting I have on my living room wall along with one from Dr. Puglisi’s wife Sarah.
And here are some more Butterflies grouped together. We will work on how this grouping is done and why Homer is responsible for my being able to do it. Here are a couple of previous posts to explain it.
The Rio Wave Generator is a class that I am doing in the Rio School District in Ventura County California.
This was the first one
Followed shortly by this
I keep running over in my mind what a good day would look like. The biggest principle would be to triple recess time and cut direct instruction time by 2/3. So here’s a day.
These ideas are not all mine. So if you see something here that you thought of first, send me a note and I’ll give you credit.
Beginning of the day
Morning Greetings and Calendar
The Calendar should be round or oval, and some similarity to earth orbit. There should be a path for the earth orbit with some division of days and an object representing the earth attached to the day’s date.
9:00 1st task. One student should detach the object representing the earth, turn around one full spin, and attach the object representing the earth to the next spot on the calendar. Talk about whatever comes up about time, our world, solar system, universe. This becomes science.
9:15 2nd task. Roll dice. Have three different colored dice. One student rolls each color. Record in a chart the number for each color independently, for each of the dice with one of the other dice, and all three together.
9:30 3rd Talk about the plan of the day, any other pertinent news, and share a story from a book, Dispatch crew to mark shadow at exact time each day (Mid morning, noon, mid afternoon)
10:10 Recess and preparation for the day
10:45 20 minutes math lesson
11:10 30 minute game session- chess, backgammon, and go should be encouraged
11:45 30 Minutes- Share a story or Dramatic presentation from students
12:20 Lunch and recess- 75 minutes.
1:40 History and Biography- 30 minutes
2:15 P.E., Organized Sports 40 Minutes (This in interchangeable with electives)
3:00 Electives, art, crafts,- 60 Minutes (This is interchangeable with P.E.)