Sunday, September 8, 2013

Five for Friday...Sunday Edition

I'm linking my weekend post to Doodle Bugs linky Five For Friday.
ONE: Remember your college courses in learning theory? (Some of us took those classes a long twenty years ago!) Yeah, and remember these guys?

Well a bit of that constructivist theory came back to me last week when my kids did this constructing 3D shapes activity...

I tell you I was so excited I had to snatch a first-grade teacher out of the hall to come look. It was so much fun to watch the kids discover how to use toothpicks and marshmallows to build cubes and rectangular prisms. I snapped some pics, but wish I had recorded some of their conversations as they worked together.

Here's the skinny...don't have it? GET IT. I text my parents almost every day. 

THREE: Conferences
I spent my Saturday at school doing conferences...8 down, 17 to go. I actually don't mind. More often, both parents can come, folks seem more relaxed, I can get 8 done at once...It's a win-win.

FOUR: We have a winner in my giveaway. The following friend gets a copy of my new unit.
FIVE: You can get some sample pages from this unit at Simply Centers.

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  1. Love your blog! I can't believe you were senior editor for preschool Mailbox! That series is amazing! Saved my life well before Pinterest and the internet! Your newest follower!
    Preschool Wonders

    1. Yep...way back in 1995-2000. Where does the time go?! Following you back, Jayne

  2. Thanks for following me ~ I'm excited to follow you as our new 5th grade teacher is currently pursuing a masters in Integrated Teaching through the Arts as well. {I believe it's the same school - North Carolina?}
    ~ Kristin

  3. I found you from your comment on my blog. I'm your newest follower. I have the remind 101 app on my phone, but haven't used it yet. Your post has inspired me to give it a try! Thanks.