Thank you all for taking time out of your busy day to come and share
what you do at the beginning and end of your classes. There were a lot
of good ideas that were presented. Some of us have a set game plan for
every block while others do certain activities depending on the class
or lesson being taught.

These are some of the things we do:
Free Response Question
Sustained Silent Reading
Review day priors lesson
Preview upcoming lesson
Brief discussion on a current event that is related to the topic of the day
Show a short video
Give the students a crossword puzzle or some type of brain tease.
Talk to students about upcoming lesson or what is going on in their lives

We also talked about how some classes and/or students age might
determine what we do at the beginning of class.

In addition to talking about the first part of the class a few people
shared what they do at the end of the class.

Show a funny video (like to see them smile when they leave the room)
Exit ticket to reflect on what they learned.
Reflection journal. Ideas of using post notes was suggested.
Try to find the door
Breath

The last thing discussed was possibly having the fiestas on Friday. I
like the idea of Fiesta Friday. Ole!  Jon suggested we talk about how
we deal with late work at our next meeting. If you have any additional
topics you would like to discuss send them my way.  Also, if you are
attending any professional development let me know so that we can add
it to the website.

Thank you all for your support and kind words. I am truly blessed to
work with so many wonderful people.

Have a wonderful and safe weekend,

Michael