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.
TWO: Remind 101
Here's the skinny...don't have it? GET IT. I text my parents almost every day.
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.