For the past 30 years, Andrea Smith has learned with children in Texas, Colorado, and Indiana before finally landing in Ohio. Her third and fourth graders spark a new energy for teaching, and she is grateful to spend each school day with so many fascinating learners.
In this five-minute video room tour, 4th grade teacher Andrea Smith from Dublin, Ohio shows how she builds a classroom community and much of her literacy curriculum from the care and study of unusual pets.
Andrea Smith explains a close reading activity her fourth-grade students will complete as part of an owl research project.
Andrea Smith leads her 4th grade class during word study time as they analyze a math word problem. She uses an anchor chart developed by the class that lists math skills and strategies that are essential for success.
Andrea Smith leads her fourth-grade class during word study time as they analyze a math word problem. In this video, she chats with two girls who are considering the word problem. This is the second video in a three-part series.
Andrea Smith leads her 4th grade class during word study time as they analyze a math word problem. In this video, she debriefs with the whole class after partner work. This is the final video in a three-part series.
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