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Hi wonderful teachers! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! What does your school do to celebrate? Our Student Organization (which I run!) has the students of the school write notes of appreciation to their favorite teachers and our PTA makes an AMAZING luncheon. We are so lucky to feel so much love 🙂 I keep telling my kids that the best way to show their teacher that they appreciate them is to DO YOUR HOMEWORK 🙂
Ohhh, hello like 7 months later 🙂 No good excuses except school was crazy + I had a group of 6th graders who were more interested in finding me on social media than paying attention in math class! Hahaha jk. They were fabulous students, but not joking about the social media part.
Can I ever start a post without apologizing for taking like 5 months off from blogging? Nope. Impossible. I suck at this whole blogging thing! That being said, I hope everyone had an unbelievable holiday and a great 2013! Just wanted to stop by quick to let you know about a freebie I posted….really I posted it last year, but I updated it for 2014.
How do teachers teach AND blog? I really don’t understand 🙂 This year has been wonderful + challenging all at the same time. I’m teaching 2 inclusion classes and I am absolutely loving it. We started out Interactive Math Notebooks and the students are really doing a great job with them! I’m exhausted already and it’s only Monday! This year is shaping up to be quite a year! All I can manage right now is a photo collage of random Instagram pictures of my classroom (made on Fotor!)
Look what finally came in the mail today…
I ordered 25 sets of chopsticks and 80 lucky red packages. I am planning some (hopefully) fun Chinese New Year math activities for the end of this week/beginning of next week! I just need to find time to make them…
Do you celebrate Chinese New Year in your classroom? I have very few Asian students, but since I’m Chinese American and my family celebrates it, I make sure to celebrate with my kids at school 🙂
If you follow me on Pinterest, you may have seen this pin last week. I have been pretty obsessed with foldables lately. I tend to make foldables with my 6th and on occasion, my 7th graders, but I decided my 8th graders needed some foldables fun too! We have been graphing points and have moved onto linear equations. I had so much catch-up to do with them last year, we didn’t get to do too much graphing, so we have been working on the basics.
I create a foldable template using the 4 door template that I made. The doors overlap a little bit, but it still works.
They labeled each quadrant on the front.
On the inside, the students labeled the y-axis and x-axis. They also plotted and labeled one point in each quadrant. Students labeled the sign of the coordinates in each quadrant.
Click on the picture below for the printable template
- Walt Whitman