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__Monday
(8/25/03)____: __

( I canÕt find
what I wrote for this day)

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__Tuesday
(8/26/03): __

I found myself
catering to those who donÕt understand.
How do you decide when it is time to move on with a subject when you
know that a few students still donÕt get it?

__Wednesday
(8/27/03):__

Met with Steve
to go over how he develops a lesson plan.
I still donÕt feel comfortable with Stats, so the plan was to teach
systems of linear equations in ALG II and give a quiz in Stats class.

__Thursday
(8/28/03): __

Alg II students
had a test.

Found it
interesting that the students couldnÕt do fractions without a calculator. There was a test question that involved
fractions and some of the students couldnÕt get the calculators to give them
the answer in a fraction and I told them to do it by hand, (because I didnÕt
know either Š still learning the TI-83).
They didnÕt seem too happy with that answer.

There need to be
rules established for test-taking.
Steve had not told me the rules he had established and the students

__Friday
(8/29/03):__

Steve was absent
today, so I had planned to teach.
In Stats, class the students were given a quiz and a practice test to
run through.

As far as my
lesson for ALG II, I think it went well.
We discussed how to determine the solutions to a system of equations
graphically. I had also found an
error on the test that they had taken the day before, so we discussed why the
question was wrong and for homework they had to fix it and then answer the
question.

I also taught
SteveÕs third period class because it too was Advanced Alg II. ItÕs amazing the difference in
classroom dynamics can be. The
third period class was rowdy and it too awhile for them to listen to me. I sure
a lot that had to do with the fact that they still saw me as a ŌsubstituteÕ.