Today was the first day that I had them calling out and writing down their moves. Before we could do that, I thought it would be a good idea to label our life size chess board and practice calling out some moves on it. I was being formally observed today because this year is my license renewal year. I'm pretty sure my lesson was a big hit with the administration too.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
I am going to admit something today. I never wanted to learn to play chess. Then a colleague got all excited about the idea that we could both teach a chess unit and get our students together at the end for a real life game of human chess like the wizard chess game in "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone". I caved in and now I'm learning chess. Surprisingly, I am really enjoying it. Not surprisingly, the kids love it. Here is a quick peek into our classroom today.