Friday, January 23, 2015

When I Stopped to Listen to My Classroom~ OLW


This week I am taking a second to #celebratelu a few gems I heard when I stopped to ….


My OLW

Thanks Ruth for being such a gracious hostess! 


Sitting in a quiet chair, in my comfy pajamas and just listening to my week~ 

 I heard...


 6 year old bravery...
Sofia and Ani learned how to "App Smash" (embed a Voicethread into a blog post) and they did this one all by their little 6 year old selves! 


amazement and awe...
After listening to her class discuss Ruby Bridge's acts of bravery and perseverance D innocently replies~ "She changed the world for everybody."


I am a reader with purpose and intention...

This reader combed through 4 books tubs looking for ONE specific book HE wanted to read! 


perseverance ...
After working for several days to craft her love of Pete the Cat into a blog post she drafted this! 



 author an make intentional decisions...
After receiving feedback that the page on the left was difficult to read the author chose a new tool to allow him to write smaller and adjusted the size of his letters to make them stretch across the page without "smooching up at the edge."


what I have always dreamed of hearing...

This first grader remembered our FIRST read aloud together! 


What is your saying to you? 



9 comments:

Terje said...

I like how you combine the words and pictures in this post. Lovely celebration of young writers and readers.

debf said...

Thanks for reading Terje, it is truly amazing of all the events that could easily slip by if we weren't listening with a purpose.

Julieanne said...

My OLW is listen too. So interesting the ways we need to listen. I love how your students have the space to figure out, discover, and share their thinking. They could teach me a thing or two!

Maria said...

Your always weaving technology into your classroom so seamlessly. I love getting a glimpse into your classroom with your photos. Thanks for sharing.

Carrie Gelson said...

This is a great way to showcase your week and all of the learning you get to witness! Lovely.

LInda Baie said...

I love that you "noticed", Deb, all those little things that are so big!

Kendra said...

These moments in our classrooms with our students are so important. I'm thankful there are educators in the world who will listen to these moments and celebrate them! This is an uplifting post!

Cathy said...

So much to celebrate! Thank you for taking the time to listen and to notice the little steps forward.

Cathy

Megan Shoultz said...

I love how you incorporate the students voices into your blog post while listening to what they are saying and showing you. You're a great teacher and it shows by the determination of your students!