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You Spin Me Right Round

Working on angles.  Figuring out how one can turn 360 °.

Triangle Trusses Task

Triangle Trusses Task

“Why do we need to learn this?”

“You might want to build something someday.”

             
                  

 

Making the Patterns of Skip Counting Visible

Making the Patterns of Skip Counting Visible

Our brains learn better when we recognize a pattern. Many brains learn better when the information is visible. Movement also makes learning kinaesthetic. 

   
    
 

Learning To Tell Time

….and waiting for snack time.

  

Our School’s Diabetes Day

Authentic Writing Assignment 

Good old fashioned letter writing… I asked my students to send something inspirational to themselves or write a letter to their parents.  They practiced writing an address then we walked to the mailbox and sent out the letters. This is what one student sent to his parents – I think he’s a genius 😄

  

Self Esteem – the Mental Health of Teens

I had the opportunity today to talk to the grade eight class about self esteem.

Here is part of the handout I created.

When I did the first session I had a student hold a mason jar of water to show that our problems get heavier over time if we don’t deal with them.  I also broke a ceramic jar and had a student glue it back together to show the cracks in our lives and how light can shine through.  Today while I talked I had a student assemble a ‘Vision Board’ for the class.  It was a lot of concepts to throw at the students in a short amount of time and I was so passionate I was hoarse afterwards!  Hopefully the students will find some concepts to help them through emotional struggles.  I tried to stress that integrity is the values and standards we find most important and then sticking to those standards.  Our worth and self esteem does not have to be measured by culture’s standards but by the standards we have set by our values.

Christ's Light in Jars of Clay

 

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