Although I'm feeling silly behind in all subject areas, I feel like I have been doing a thorough job while also trying to learn about what has been most successful for my students. They all seem to love our interactive notebooks. I think they love the permission to use colourful markers to write their notes and also the foldable fun!
Anyways, there's lots to talk about, but I thought I would share an activity that popped into my head before Christmas, because it was my attempt at being creative! It's not all complete, but hopefully, maybe someone can use it in their class. It was for data management! Check out the pictures below! I had the kids measure their foot size and their height as an introduction to scatter plots. They also had to make a stem and leaf plot to record the data and calculate the mean, median, mode and range! So we hit a lot of expectations that had already been taught. Because it was Christmas I thought it would be cute to use a stocking to post the foot measurement in centimetres and our height on a gingerbread man. As you all know, Christmas tasks need to be fun, so I let them colour it. We didn't get it all done before Christmas, so I will post the scatter plot when we finish it tomorrow! Can you believe we had three snow days in a row this week? It didn't help my situation of feeling behind!
Here are the pics so far!
Anyways, sorry for the Christmas stuff in January. I am hoping that I will post more often in this new year of 2014. I hope you all are enjoying your first week back after the holidays!