Today I asked the students to warm-up by having their partner check their page numbering from I-XIV and page 1. I have found that students are still struggling with numbering their pages correctly so hopefully this activity will finally resolve this issue.
After the warm-up, I asked students to complete two tasks today for credit/no credit participation points for the day (this assignment will not be taken as late work). Students were given 40 minutes to complete the two tasks. First, they were asked to create the NGSS Activity Log and glue-in the NGSS Life Science Standards on page XI. I checked them off on this assignment as they completed it.
Second, I then asked them to number the pages of their ISN to the end of their notebook. Students were given credit for this assignment if they were able to number to at least page 100 but were told they must finish for homework.
Students that did not receive full credit for today were off-task and received several time warnings throughout the period and personal/individual attention urging them to complete their work. This assignment must be completed for homework if it was not completed in class.
Mrs. Batt is the 7th grade Life Science teacher at Hawthorne Middle School.