Things I Learned about Matter
1. One idea. She just asked us to say one thing we learned at the end of the lesson. I always had one thing, but it was hard for Remi, who always had 82 things she wanted to tell us about what she learned.
2. Learning graffiti board. This was fun. Ms. Turri passed out some blank paper. We had to write a word or sentence about what we learned in graffiti style . I liked adding doodles to mine like I did on the cover of my journal. She put them on the bulletin board for other classes to see.
3. Alphabet soup. Ms. Turri gave us paper with the alphabet on it. Our job was to put as many ideas about Stuff on it as we could. So for the letter M, I wrote that Matter was another word for Stuff. Of course, for S I wrote that Stuff was another word for Matter. We had a soup party one day and talked to other kids about the letters we couldn’t think of an idea for. I’m not sure why she called it a soup party.
4. Test notes. I think this one is bogus. Ms. Turri had us make up a question about Stuff that we thought should be on a test. I told her that I didn’t think there should be any questions on a test, but that almost got me a detention. She collected all the ideas, put them together, and gave them back to us as a study sheet.
5. Ask the Teacher. This one is my favorite. At the start of class, you ask the teacher what the most important thing is that you are going to learn that day. You write down what the teacher says, and you will look brilliant at the end of class when you are asked to name one thing you learned. I always feel so smart when I do this. Just don’t overdo it though or the teacher will catch on to your game.
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