This year was my first time teaching 3rd grade geometry. Talk about being stressed, scared, sometimes a little lost. And while I have amazing co-workers that have helped me incredibly (and are my life source at times) pinterest has been another life saver! I talked a while back about how pinterest kind of helped me become excited about teaching again during a low moment. It might sound silly, but the truth is, seeing all these amazing ideas from fellow teachers got me anxiously excited to work on fun projects with the kids while helping them learn.
So I decided to share some amazing projects, ideas, and sites by amazing teachers that I have used and loved. If you teach (or even have kids) you might find it interesting as well. Just make sure you visit these lovely ladies' blogs and see what other ideas they've dreamed up.
This project has kids using toothpicks to create angles and shapes. I used it as a center and got some great examples to hang up in the room While I couldn't find the link back to the original site, this is where I found it (via pinterest).
Last but not least, here is a polygon printable that I found from a couple of sites. My students and I created the list together of polygons, their names, attributes (verticies, angles, sides), and what they could look like. Then it was up to them to create a foldable based on mine and how I modeled for them. When they were finished and graded, I put them up in the hallway bulletin board to show off. You can find the original source for the above photo here.
Hope you enjoy these sites and projects as much as my students and I did.
Next up is fractions!!! I've got tons of ideas and pins for that module!!
Here are some of the photos from this past weekend's family shoot I photographed. It was seriously fun, just like this family. They were so easy to work with too. Since I've never photographed anyone I didn't know (and I'd never met my friend Amanda's family before) I was a little anxious. However, the afternoon went incredibly. This is one of the most fun, creative, sweet families I've ever met. I loved it!
This past weekend I had a photo shoot for a friend and her family. So I decided that while my camera was out (and since it had been a while), I'd take some photos around the home.
Sorry for the overload of pup photos...but that tongue kills me!
Link time!!! Because I love finding new sites and getting inspired.
Hopefully you do too!!
Okay, Maybe it's dorky but every year I look forward to the HGTV Dream Home. My mom and I always daydream together about what it would be like when (yes when) we win. I of course have never won (nor has she) but it's nice to at least dream about. And here is 2013's!!