5th grade - we finally started ZONES rotations today! Hooray! Here is a photo of our *beautiful* choice board. All of the circles start on the space on the right-hand side before math workshop begins. Students move their circle to their choice on the left. We were VERY surprised with how many students chose memoriZe. Of course, no one chose Notebook (we were not surprised by this), but they will have to at some point this week!
Our students did AWESOME working in their very first ZONE choice!
This student checked his multiplication work with a calculator. The calculator showed a different answer than the one he got. He is carefully checking his work again, using resources from his math notebook.
This is a little over 15 minutes after we started. Look! They are all still on task and engaged. Yesssss!
For just a moment, time stood still. We enjoyed the quiet of the classroom, the minds hard at work, and the feeling of peace in the room. Blogger Glennon Melton terms this as a "Kairos moment" - Then there's Kairos time. It's time outside of time. It's metaphysical time. It's those magical moments in which time stands still. I have a few of those moments each day. And I cherish them.
I am so thankful for our ZONES time, and how it has enabled us to have a few Kairos moments each day.
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