Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Happy Halloween! I would like to share a brief summary of how a Title 1 math class is organized. The structure of the 30 minute Title 1 math class is similar for 3rd, 4th and 5th grades. We begin with a review of the concepts and skills that we have been working on as well as a computation skill. Students write their answers on a small white board and show me their answers when I say, "Show". This is a formative assessment technique that allows me to see if each student is secure or not with a particular concept or skill. If not, I know that I have more work to do with the student(s) that is not quite there. Next, I teach a short lesson followed by student practice. Finally, students complete an exit ticket. An exit ticket is essentially a mini quiz, used NOT for a grade but instead to inform me of how much my students understood the day's lesson and what work I need to do to prepare for the next class.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017
Welcome! My name is Mark Winchester and I am the Title 1 math teacher at Malletts Bay School. I have taught at Malletts Bay School for twenty years as both a classroom teacher and as a Title 1 math teacher. I live in Colchester with my wife Jacci and our daughters Kristen (college first year), Leanne (7th grade), Meili (6th grade) and our dog Willow. Our oldest daughter, Alyse lives in Denver, Colorado.