This month, I am participating in a blogging challenge called #MTBoSBlaugust. To read posts from other participants, click on the logo above.
Anyway, I know it's not Friday anymore, but I just couldn't keep my eyes open last night to blog, so we'll pretend it's Friday, k? :)
Student Information Google Form:
Last Friday, before kids arrived, I emailed all of the parents to introduce myself, share about school supplies, and to invite them to tell me about their kiddo via a Google Form. The form had 6 questions - name, student's name, course, best time to contact the parent, and then two questions about their student - personal and academic. The responses have been so insightful and I have really appreciated having that extra information as I get to know the students. I will never start school without this again! It was a way to establish some positive parent contact plus collect valuable information.
Quotes from Kids:
The picture at the left is from one of my Advisory kiddos..
From another Advisory kiddo with regard to playing the guitar:
"No, I was not born with it; I put in the work to get good. Sometimes it's easy, sometimes it's a struggle. I don't let it stop me. I keep going. That is what made me good."
From a Geometry student: "Math is like... cooking for the first time by yourself, you mess up but you'll learn"
From another Geometry student regarding the Jo Boaler Week 1, Video 5:
"In order to succeed you need to learn and in order to learn you have to make mistakes."
In Stat, my "go-to" first day lesson is Kristen Gilbert. I have used her since I first read about it years ago in the book, Numbers behind Numb3rs. It's the story of a nurse who was suspected of killing her patients and it has a fabulous statistical side to it! Highly recommend reading about her if you've never heard of Kristen. :)
In Geometry, I love love love 31-derful as a way to talk about Group Norms and that it's okay to make mistakes and try new ideas. This year, I also found the 16 Quadrilaterals task, which was another great task for persevereance. It will come in handy when we look at area and perimeter in the first chapter too! :)
In Forensics, we did a great timeline activity, but I forgot to get a picture of it! :(
So, there's week one in a nutshell. I need a nap... :)
Hope you had a great week!