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Unformatted text preview: _.-' lady in particular was instructed to "work" on the smaller white board on the right. She immediately started to arrange pocket change magnets in increasing order of value and recording their value next to them. She picked up a red plastic stick and began pointing to each coin as she quizzed one of her peers, mimicking the cadence of the teacher's voice. Do you know what this is?, she asked with a grin as she held up a penny magnet with pincer fingers. 1 craned my neck to see the peers' response to this, and they were happily observing her efforts. Mter grilling her classmates for a few minutes, the girl erased the board vigorously and wrote, "On Saturday at the 1950's fair I did . .. " She lengthened her hand movements to make lines, dots and lines. "1 want eleven sentences, go." she commanded. Each of h~r peers raised their hands to make a contribution, and the girl Sheet1 Page 3 smiled as she listened to each one politely....
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- Fall '08