The class started off with an ice-breaking activity. This was refreshing because after having already sat in class for 3.5 hours prior to this class, getting up and chatting with other classmates was a warmly welcomed idea.
We also watched a video in class, "Good Morning Ms. Toliver." To put it simply, Ms. Toliver is a pretty cool teacher. I love how she connected with the students and really engaged them in their learning. If only there were more teachers like Ms. Toliver.
The chapter reading for this week focused on larger numbers. I appreciated how the chapter really broke down the concepts that were being introduced to the students because sometimes we take for granted knowing the greater picture. For example, students must be introduced to place value and what larger numbers actually mean. Again, the textbook was wonderfully adorned with various diagrams and visuals to accompany the principles being discussed. The chapter discussed estimating and rounding with larger numbers - I like the use of a number line for this because it shows the numbers laid out proportionally and why we move one way as opposed to the other when rounding. The section on common misconceptions, once again, is a highly valued section in my eyes.