I am having a BLAST teaching Geometry this year. The last time I taught it was about 10 years ago - before the #MTBoS entered my life and before I knew Interactive Notebooks even existed!!
This weekend has been kind of crazy. I left school on Friday thinking I would get *so much* accomplished... HA! :) By the time Sunday afternoon rolled around, I thought I might get an hour of work in while waiting on my mom to come down to go shopping.... I tinkered with it before she came down, then again after she left. Before I knew it, I had spent close to 3 hours making a single flipping foldable!!! :)
Of course, I had to tweet it out last night... I am pretty darn proud of this thing! :)
I swear I printed it about 20 times before I got it to line up correctly and figure out how to "flip" it correctly on my printer! Here's what the actual file looks like:
Once I had it figured out, I had to make a blank template for next time. Here it is in Word format. :)
Today, I got on another kick of creativity and started working on this week's lesson plans. We have a modified block schedule that has a traditional 6 period day on Monday, Thursday, and Friday and a block schedule that meets on Tuesday and Wednesday. That means that tomorrow we head back to a block day with 100 minute periods.
On block days, I try to do a lot of activities and I like to have the kids up and out of their seats at least once during the period to restart their brains.
For Geometry, one of the activities we will be doing tomorrow is a "Find Someone Who". This is an activity that is often used as an ice-breaker, but I like to throw in a concept-twist. The idea is to help my students remember all of the symbols and vocabulary we've worked on for the past week :)
Here is the PDF file if you want it! :)
Hope you've all had a wonderful and productive weekend!