Monday, March 18, 2013

Upside down and Right side up!

I'm back!!!
Have you ever gotten so busy that it feels like up is down and down is up? like You don't know which way to turn first?
That has been me for probably the past month.-I think I even missed my blogiversary! oh well :o( It's my blog and I'll whine if I want to.

About 3 weeks ago, I had my Formal Observation. Anyone who knows who Marzano is, knows that a Formal is not just your regular observation. The administrators have an idea of what they are looking for when they watch the lesson, but there are so many possibilities. The whole process, between planning, pre-observation conference, teaching and post-observation conference can take 2 weeks.

The lesson went great and my class did amazing.. I previously posted that this lesson is free on TPT. I "planned" on adding more to this unit--but time has gotten away from me, and I have not done 1 thing having to do with Geometry -or anything else for that matter to post on TpT-as far as creating something from my imagination goes.

I did however, make Geo-panes with my class which I really can't take credit for. I was given this activity when I was taking my Master's classes. My professor at the time did this activity with us--and it was so much fun. It is from a 1996 AIMS book. Basically you build 3-D shapes with gum-drops and toothpicks. The gum-drops are the vertices, the toothpicks are the edges. Once the students make a prediction and complete their chart, they tie a thread around one of the toothpicks. You will mix a soapy concoction of water, dish-soap and bubbles. The students take turns dipping their shapes. Here are the awesome results....


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