Getting Back on Track
Last week was conference week. The students also had to complete their Benchmark test in math. The test was spread out over 3 days, so between me trying to make sure I had documentation and observations ready for conferences, and the students completing their tests and other missing assignments/videos, I wasn't too thrilled with the activities during math class. In my opinion, the level of students engagement was not what it had been in previous weeks.
With that being said, almost 100% of my parents mentioned how pleased they were with the format of our class. They seemed to feel that they actually understood what they kids were learning because of the videos. I did say almost didn't I? I had one parent express concern because their child was NOT bringing home math worksheets (like their sibling). I explained the format of my flipped class and the reasons I have decided to organize my class this way. In the end, I did suggest they have their child use IXL for more practice items. Hopefully, I was able to help them understand my reasons for flipping. Now that I think about it, I can also send them the link to my web page about flipped classrooms.
I did make a Google form for the students to fill out while watching a video. I liked having all of their responses on 1 spreadsheet. While walking to lunch, one of my students mentioned how they liked the Google form better than having to attach a WSQ document and could I do that from now on. Now I'm wondering did he think it was easier to because submitting the google document was easier than uploading the WSQ or was it because he did not have to summarize the video on his own, but respond to 3 questions on the document?
I also made a QR Code sheet for adding and subtracting decimals and I have some different activities planned for partner and group work, so maybe we can get back on track next week.