Day 80: New Semester

Today I tried to move at a slower pace to give students more think time and to allow time for welcoming everyone back. We set up our binders, completed a warm up & a pretest over the next 6 weeks content. Most students don’t really try on the pretests but I think it does act as a valuable resource as the semester continues & many students use it as a study guide for future quizzes. I also think it is valuable for students to see and track their growth. I need to figure out how to communicate the value of these tests better to students so that they really put forth their best effort.

Also, a student got this for Christmas, weird: