Another thing we have started is a math blog where students reflect on the learning process of making mistakes, learning and growing from them. There was a learning curve in setting up a blog. Now, students have a blog and they have started writing. Their first round of blogs were a start, but I realized that I didn't explain clearly what I wanted. Since then I have created a checklist of what I am looking for in the blog post.
Thirdly, our Stewardship project has begun. Students have begun their jobs, calculated their taxes and paid rent. There are so many things I need to manage at first, that I feel like I don't have enough time.
On one side of the fishbowl, we have a project going that involves a concept card that needs to be finished in a week and a half. There just seems to be too much going on that I'm not doing it well.
The mistake I have made is not structuring our day and time enough so students can attack certain things during certain times or certain days. If we devote a specific number of minutes each day for our Stewardship Project that would help students understand their daily tasks for that project. If we devoted Fridays for math blogs, that would give them a specific day to expect to do a blog. In regards to Google Classroom, it would be a great platform to do our daily routine.
So the learning that I have realized is that I need more reliable and predictable structure to make sure we address specific things. Plus, students will know what to expect. I am openly aware that I am working through the same learning process that I hope my students do: mistake.learn.grow.