This week I got some help in making sure my lesson was top notch for my students. Amy helped me to realize I left the self-reflection out of my plans. So I have since gone back and added that in. It was in my head, but I didn't really explain how this would work on paper. Aleta found many of my resources helpful. I always find it so beneficial when you get new resources, its like winning the lottery (the teacher lottery, if there were such a thing).
I read 2 other blogs. I was amazed by both! Teresa had a very well-rounded plan. Lots of good teaching, videos, and small tasks for students to complete that would lead up to the final performance task. I liked how her unit did not just end with the final product. She went on the have the class learn from each other by reading the stories and talking about the math. I couldn't think of many suggestions for her. My main suggestion was that she make sure each student can answer the essential questions. Jeff had a math lesson too, but his was on linear equations. He was very creative in allowing students to look of attraction cost and calculate that for different number of students. Then the students could graph. I had 2 suggestions for him: that he tie in a NETS standard and that he tie in the essential questions to gauge student understanding. In his blog he mentioned allowing students to do something other than a poster. I gave him a few suggestions such as videos, brochures, or power points.
I can't wait to start teaching my unit, I just hope the rest of the supplies get here by the end of the week so the students can start building next week.