Catch and Release
Transcript of final program
Teacher: Maddie Noonan
Teacher: All right 5th graders
So catch and release is when we start as a whole group
Teacher: You are going to be working in your table groups
And then students go into their table teams and work
Teacher: So what’s your first step going to be?
And the catch is when we come back together
Teacher: I want everyone to take a break from what they’re doing and put their eyes over here
Highlight some noticings
Teacher: A couple things I want to share. A lot of us are losing what the problem is actually asking us. I’m noticing everyone working so hard on their cubes. What do you need to use the cube for? Nialie?
Student: Well we’re going to build it and then cut the edges to undo it.
Teacher: Excellent. And why. You’re looking for what as you cut Germaine?
Student? Because we’re trying to solve what’s the least number of cuts that we can do in the sides to make it a flat.
Teacher: And then what do you with that information, do you just wave your cube around?
Student: You write it and then you write a note to a friend telling them why your answer is right and if it can work with any kind of cube.
Teacher: Thank you.
And the release is when we go back to work
Teacher: So I just want to remind you that if you’re spending a lot of time on your cube, I see some multi colored cubes out there, you are potentially getting away from what this is asking you. So don’t let this basket of supplies distract you, capiche?
Teacher: Back to work.
And then we release again by going back to work in our table groups with the new lens of the noticings we’ve discussed.
Teacher: So now that you feel clear on that can you explain to your teammates what you’re trying to find here?