The other class I taught today was the 3/4's. Their results for the Power Ranger lesson weren't as good as the 5/6's, but they still got the basic concept. There is a table of boys I will have to think about separating because they got nothing done even though I kept trying to refocus their attention. Although I don't feel like all the students managed to successfully complete the exercise, I want to forge ahead and hopefully get them more engaged with the creation of their own characters and stories. I can always remind them of the techniques and concepts we went over previously while they work on their assignments. I considered giving them another day to work on their power ranger pose pictures, but the majority of the class was finished except that table of boys and a few others.
I witnessed the difficult Grade 9 student challenging my TA again in the last block of the day. His defiant attitude seems to be an issue that has lasted several years. He'll be in my art class tomorrow. I hope he'll be in a better mood and more pleasant to work with!