On Friday January 31st, Mary Angus was the Division Three teacher at GES! Mary showed great intiative as she got things done around the classroom, helped students with their work, and taught an engaging science lesson.
In the morning she started the day with a council circle to “check in” with students. Mary thought of a new and fun way to check in by asking students to share what Sponge Bob character they were feeling like (she had visuals too). After spelling tests and Read to Self, Mary brought the class up to the hall for PE, where they did some fun warmup games and played basketball.
For science Mary taught a chemistry lesson on Physical and Chemical Changes. She created a Notebook presentation for the smart board, and did a few demonstrations during her mini-lesson. Mary showed great courage by getting up in front of her peers and presenting an entire lesson.
For the science lab, Mary had students working in groups to discover physical and chemical changes between different properties such as baking soda, vinegar, egg shells, milk, and water. She circulated the classroom and talked with students about their observations. The students loved it and were actively engaged in the learning.
Mary did a great job of making decisions on her teaching day. She has been very helpful in the classroom this year, and fit into this leadership position quickly. Mary will be an important leader in years to come and has shown great work ethic and motivation. Awesome work Mary!
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