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Even blog readers may have noticed that Kylee has been spending a lot of time engaged with math materials. Between lessons I intended to present, spontaneous work, and lessons she has requested she is definitely in a sensitive period for numbers!
I try to be discreet when I am observing so as not to interrupt their hard work. This is where I find keeping my cell phone in my pocket for quick observations so useful. I can pull it out when I see something I would like to record and hopefully not be noticed. The important thing is not that I see their faces (although I sometimes get interesting pictures of their concentration), but that I see who is interacting with what materials.
I can't say that my discretion is always successful though- they do catch me....