This month, I'm participating in a blog challenge called Blaugust. To see the list of participating blogs, click on the logo above. I would encourage to you please cheer on our participants with either a tweet or a comment on their blog during this month. It can be hard to blog on a daily (or even regular) schedule! :) If you would like to join the blogging challenge, you can still sign-up anytime!
Today wraps up the 2018 edition of MTBoS Blaugust! I ended up blogging 18 times this month, which is more than the previous 5 months combined! :) Thank you to everyone that participated in Blaugust, either as a blogger, a reader, a commenter, or supporter!
My Favorite Warmup
this activity with some assembly required. I decided it would be perfect for a warmup this week, added a few points to the plane and modified a few of the questions and off we went! The discussions were fabulous, the student reflections showed some holes and gaps that I was able to fill in, and the ability to pick up the plane and manipulate it was probably one of the BEST parts about it! Definitely an activity to do again in the future...
My Favorite Surprise of the Week
Tuesdays are my rough days. We have block scheduling on Tuesday and Wednesday and for me, Tuesday is the non-plan day, which means my only break is lunchtime and actually eating lunch is fairly rare on Tuesdays as I shift gears from Geo to Stat. So imagine my surprise when I check my mailbox Tuesday morning and find this lovely little card! Inside was a super-sweet and encouraging note from a MTBoS friend. I'm horrible about writing notes, but I really love the idea and think I might just steal it :) It really helped me get through the day knowing that my MTBoS family always has my back! :)
My Favorite Lesson of the Week
My Favorite Use of Desmos
In Stat, we just wrapped up sampling and are moving on to Experimental Design. Yesterday in class, we took a quiz and after their quiz, I tried something new. Our lesson for next Tuesday involves the vocabulary of experiments, so instead of taking class time for taking notes, I decided to do it as a Desmos activity for after their quiz. In general, I had notes screens with the vocabulary, then a few MC questions sprinkled in for them to "test themselves". I had never done this type of activity before, but I really liked it!
Happy Friday, y'all! :)