Thursday, August 16, 2012
This 'n That Thursday (1)
Played a vocabulary game this week in "new teacher" orientation that I liked called Moving Words. Choose enough vocabulary words so that you have one per 2 students. Ask each pair to come up with a movement or signal for their assigned word. When all pairs are ready, stand in a circle. The teacher leads by illustrating a word with a movement. The class repeats her movement. The next pair in the circle illustrates their word. The class repeats it. Then the class repeats the teacher's word and the first pair's word. The 2nd pair illustrates their word. The class repeats it. Then the class repeats the teacher's word, the 1st pair's word, and the 2nd pair's word. The process continues around the circle. After the movement exercise, ask students to sit down and make notes on the vocabulary words.
Discovered a whole world of math bloggers online (this is just one list!) ... such great help not to mention very interesting people!
Attended a free online conference on foldables ... great fun! I'm experimenting with interactive notebook foldables ... hope to post a pic soon!
Decided to have an estimation jar in my classroom ... maybe one per unit ... now to find a jar and something to fill it with!
Discovered I can print poster size enlargements (B/W) fairly cheaply at Office Depot!