This is a breakdown of the grades I teach, along with the number of classes:
Kinder: 2 classes
Grade 1: 3 classes
Grade 2: 3 classes
Grade 3: 3 classes
Grade 4: 3 classes.
I am completing pre-assessment tasks with all of these different classes this week and aim to make each pre-assessment task slightly different for each of the classes at the same grade level. My goal is to tap into prior knowledge about movement composition and get them to brainstorm all of the different possibilities in the unit. The visuals that are being created are then being posted on the walls of the movement composition room.
As each class comes in for their lesson, all of these posters are being used to stimulate further discussion about the unit. For example, the grade 2 poster made a couple of days ago (see below) was used to initiate discussion about how we can create the best routines possible in grade 4.
The students will practice and perform their mini-routines next week to their classmates. Their performances will be used to initiate discussion and what a good routine looks like and we will begin to dig deeper into the unit. The central idea and lines of inquiry will then be introduced to each of the classes. Have a peek at the example student assessment from today's class.