Green or Purple Ink & Morning Work
This week you have seen some papers come home that have been covered in green or purple ink. The students have been given the choice of green or purple pens to review, reflect, and correct papers in class. Mostly this is only for morning work but you may see it on other papers too. To parents the ink is a mess. However, to us it is a great tool. When the students come in everyday we ask them to try to complete AM work individually and this shows us if they are unable to finish and/or which ones they skipped because they didn't know the answer. After most students have finished we go through each and every problem reviewing, reflecting, and discussing. This means that even though students may not be completely correct the first time around when they try it on their own; they will be hearing it again from us as we correct it. The green or purple pen also helps students receive immediate feedback on how he/she is doing, as for us as well. For example; if everyone is confused or missed a problem it now becomes a teachable moment and we can pull out a review sheet or game on the skill for later in the week. We will write a letter to parents at the top if we see any concerns. Otherwise, please look past the green or purple scribbles and visualize your child engaged in learning.