13 Dec Creating, Playing, and Learning in a Math Class
Man what another fun week in class! So this week we’re gearing up for our Math Benchmark next week. Being a classroom that doesn’t teach test formatted Questions and that doesn’t do worksheets, we tend to do things a little differently.
On Monday we did a rotation exercise. Kids were split into groups of three and there different stations around the room with word problems that I had made up. The groups would rotate through the different stations solving the problems and keeping track of their answers. I was also one of the stations and my job was just to talk to the kids about their struggles and work on different concepts they didn’t feel comfortable in.
Tuesday we had a Benchmark for Reading that went from 9:00am until 3:00pm, don’t even get me started.
The rest of the week we did different games and group activities for the kids to practice the skills they had been learning about all year.
On an side note we also did something really fun for our Classroom Champions Athlete. The kids were given coloring pages of Joshua Sweeney (our athlete) and they designed them however they wished. Then the kids made videos talking about what josh has taught them or what the program has taught them, and then we used the Aurasma app to turn their coloring pages into an Augmented Reality experience. We were able to send the pictures to Josh virtually and he was able to scan them and watch the videos of my kids! It’s so cool. Right below I’ve put a few of my kids coloring pages. If you download the FREE Aurasma app, search for “Nesloney Classroom Champions” and then click “Follow” you can scan the pages straight from your computer screen and see my kids’ videos! They pages are also posted in the hall for anyone to scan.