Series Building on Young Children's Mathematical Thinking : Celebrating Accomplishments

Celebrating Accomplishments

Lesson Objective: Involve students when giving feedback
Pre-K-K / Math / Ownership
2 MIN

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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. How does this strategy encourage students to take ownership of their learning?
  2. Why does Ms. Conrow ask students if they want to keep their work?
  3. How could this strategy be used as a home-school connection?

4 Comments

  • Private message to Aundrea Gamble

1. How does this strategy encourage students to take ownership of their learning?

By giving the student an environment thats fun and encouraging it helps students take ownership of their learning. 

2. Why does Ms. Cornrow ask students if they want to keep their work?

Students really feel a sense of pride when they get to keep their work becase they are proud of what they've accomplished. By getting to keep their work, the students are able to reflect back on positive criticism. 

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  • Private message to Cade Patterson

Celebrating accomplishments is a great way to build self-confidence. It gives the students pride in their work as well as an enjoyment for learning. This is a great strategy for students of all ages. The strategy may not be the exact same for all ages but is just as important.

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  • Private message to Mary Brewer

I like the interaction between the teacher and students. I love that some students want to have the teacher keep their work. I try to make it around to each of my students during math time to see if/how they are understanding the topic of the day. After seeing this video clip, I am inspired to add notes to my students' work, whether in their math journals or on math pages.

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  • Private message to Anita Coley
Very nice way of celebrating success in Pre-K. The kids are taking ownership. Nice! Are there any other suggestions for celebrating in the upper grades 3-6? Do you have a blog or a site we could view this kind of work on higher grade levels. Thanks in advance.
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Transcripts

  • Celebrating Accomplishments Transcript

    Teacher Cathy: What would you like me to say about your counting?

    Speaker 2: Great job.

    Teacher Cathy: Great job.

    Celebrating Accomplishments Transcript

    Teacher Cathy: What would you like me to say about your counting?

    Speaker 2: Great job.

    Teacher Cathy: Great job. I agree. One way I get my children to verbalize their accomplishment is through writing an anecdotal note on their work. Great job, exclamation marks. And so, I'll ask them, "So, what do you wanna tell me about your counting?"

    What would you like me to say about your counting or your recording.

    Speaker 3: That you helped me ...

    Teacher Cathy: That I helped you?

    Speaker 3: ... count my collections.

    Teacher Cathy: Oh. Teacher Cathy helped me count my collections? To me, as a teacher, it's really important for my kids to feel excited about learning. And what I wanna do as a preschool teacher is to send them onto kindergarten wanting to go to school.

    Amanda: 10,11,12,13 ...

    Teacher Cathy: Wonderful. Good counting Amanda. What should I say about your counting?

    Amanda: Great.

    Teacher Cathy: It's great? Can I keep it or would you like to keep it?

    Amanda: Keep it.

    Teacher Cathy: You wanna keep it?

    Amanda: No you.

    Teacher Cathy: Oh. You want me to keep it. Wonderful. Should I ...

    So, after I write the note on there for the children, they get to choose whether they would like for me to keep it or if they'd like to take it home.

    Very good counting Ruby. Thank you. What can I say about your counting?

    Ruby: Good counting.

    Teacher Cathy: Good counting Ruby. Would you like to keep it?

    Ruby: Yeah.

    Teacher Cathy: Yes? Here you go. You can go put it in your mailbox.

School Details

Spruce Elementary School
501 Spruce Avenue
South San Francisco CA 94080
Population: 626

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Kathy Conrow

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