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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Do you Woozle?

Math is my thing.  The one thing I wish I could teach all day, every day.  I love writing and reading too, but math is my thing.

The county I work for, has a math department that provides tons of professional development. This idea came from them.  I just added a few things here and there to make it fit my style.
Organizing data using a three set Venn diagram  is an easy task since I learned this new trick :)

I used:
3 Venn diagrams, 3 copies of the Woozles (different colors) and tons of modeling.

We made a chart with possible attributes to sort our data (Woozles).

I modeled how to choose three attributes. We used laminated Wozzle cards and the kids came up to the whiteboard (I really want a smartboard!!!) to tape them. They were sure to check that each Wozzle was placed in the correct spot.

Then kids worked in teams of 4-5 members.  Each team had a pile of Woozles to work with.  They decided what attributes to use for their poster and got busy taking turns/voting for the attributes they wanted, choosing who was cutting them, choosing who was gluing...

We created statements that described our data. The kids created statements for their posters too.

Each team created a poster including their statement cards.
Woozles are always a big hit!!

Oh Yes!  Math is my thing.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Mother's Day Coupons (Freebie)

Made these coupons to include with our Mother's Day gift. I have a few ideas for gifts, but I have yet to decide.
Feel free to download them .  Would love to read your honest opinion :)

Do you make anything for your students to take home to their moms?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

My New Look!

Even though I am getting a haircut tomorrow... I'd like to present to you  my new look tonight.

Erin from Creating and Designing put together a masterpiece that makes me SMILE :)  It is bright, happy, teachery, cute... just perfect.

I will be playing with fonts tonight and admiring esta hermosura (this beauty).

In Love,

Monday, April 9, 2012

"Give me an A!" (Freebie!)

My student's parents have asked me about ways to practice spelling words at home.  The funny thing though, is that we do not have spelling words or spelling tests.  Long story.
So, I quickly come up think of fun ways they can practice at home. I have had this list forever! Sometimes I include it in my Open House packet, sometimes I add ideas in my newsletter.
I have cutiefied (that is a word, right?) my list of ideas to share with my fabulous 25 followers (so excited!!) and all of you who come across this list.

"Give me an F"  ( you know...for Freebie).  I think I need some pom poms.