(not the pompom kind, but the real kind!)
and makes me want to jump up and down....
Okay I'm back...just had to shout and jump or I wouldn't be able to continue. When I started this Blog I really didn't think I had anything to blog about. But I'm finding that I am more aware of what I do because I am trying find things to blog about. It's kinda a self-awareness thing, but I guess I have to work on my self asteem because I just don't think I do any interesting stuff. I'm basically an introvert and don't share well.
I mean I do share a lot, just not stuff about me.
May be I need therapy.
And so back to my blog.. AND A BIG THANK YOU (shouting in a nice way..ok?) and Welcome to all.
Meanwhile Here is my Five for
Okay my first is a question. Have you ever created a unit, saved it to a PDF, and somehow delete the original file? I did..somehow... and I'm stuck with a PDF with a error! SOOOOO I have been creating it aaaallllll over again. It did go faster the second time and I think it's actually better. And here it is...
Here's a Freebie that is not included in the Unit. I am trying out Drop Box so if it doesn't work, leave me a comment or e-mail me and I'll send it to you.
Second we did a math activity I found on TeachingChannel.org, which by the way has a lot of great videos using Common Core.
It was called Counting Collections. I made teams of 2 and gave them a bag of things to count. They had to figure out the best way to sort them, and count them. They also had to document their strategy anf then teach me. It took along time but so worth it.
Boys circle counting
This group just argued. I finally had to sit with and 2 out 3 worked it out...the third just pouted because they didn't want to do it her way. (it really didn't make any sense is why.)
Okay so this is getting long so I'll go quickly
Number 3: Teacher In_Service: I am at a private School but it tries to stay current on things so we had a Language Curriculum Coach from a public school and talk to us about Common Core. I have taken two Saturday seminars at CSUSM on Common Core, but it was interesting to hear what is actually happening in our local schools.
Number 4: Science
We finally had some warm sunshine weather (its been cloudy at the coast) and we did an experiment. We used a thermometer, and some chocolate and teams of 4. We located in the sun in a corner by a wall, in the sun on the grass, in the sun on a sidewalk, and in the shade on the wood chips (it was the only shady place I could find.) Guesses were made on what would happen and whether we were going to get to eat the chocolate. They were amazing to watch as they
|Hot 70 degrees|
|Hotter 100 degrees|
|Hottest 110 degrees|
Funny thing was it was only 75 degrees that day. Hmmmmm?
And yes we did get chocolate!
And number 5: Good justification for Uniforms in School.
Wacky Wednesday, 'nopf said.
That's it for my Five for Sunday.. Have a great week.