Morning Work Without the Paperwork

On Friday morning my "official" Bright Idea post completely changed because I walked into a third grade room and saw the coolest way to complete morning work.  One by one the students were putting away their things and then walking to the front of the class and answering questions on the whiteboard.  It was so calm and cool.

Students answered the questions, which were based on learning targets from previous lessons, then circled and initialed their answers.  I just thought this was such a great way for them to demonstrate knowledge of concepts and also use as a form of assessment.

I spoke with the team for a couple of minutes (and they even offered me a little pizza) and they said it was going great having the students do it this way.  Plus it was a great way to cut down on the craziness of paperwork in the morning.

I mean, look at all the way students came up with how to represent 15.  And it wasn't just the board work..some of the interactions between students looking at each others work was very interesting to see.  And it let's us peek into how each student learns (and/or solves problems).

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