Interactive Math Journals
This was my favourite summer post as I (at last) finished my math journal resource. It was definitely my summer work project, but I made sure I squeezed in a lot of summer fun through the process. If you haven't started interactive journals yet, January just may be the perfect time to start.
Starting The Daily 5 and CAFE
This was the first year I had used The Daily 5 and CAFE strategies in my classroom (although I had wanted to for a while). This post explains how I set it all up with my students (and we've kept this up through the year). I also include some links to resources I used to set it all up.
Math Journal Sundays - Pop-Up Bar Graphs
Hands-down, this was my favourite math journal entry of the year so far. LOVED them! This post contains some lesson plan ideas for data management, some assessment ideas, and shows you how we made our pop-up bar graphs.
One, Two, Three - Show Me!
I made the cutest little white boards for my classroom this year. I had wanted some for a while, but couldn't believe the cost of buying a class set. This post shows you how to make them and also how we started using them in class. The kids LOVE using them - especially the black side with the neon markers. We've been using them for multiplication practice, parts of speech, and partner activities. So much fun!
Dear Santa ... I Can Explain
Didn't get a lot of blog posts in for December - illnesses at home, holiday preparations, and many interruptions in the classroom led to a hectic month. We had so much fun with this little activity, though. It was a great writing and oral language activity - and a perfect fit for the holiday season!
Well, that's that - my top 12 of 2012. Hoping you found something new that you haven't yet seen.
Wishing you the happiest and healthiest of years ahead. I can't wait to continue to "live, laugh, love, and learn" with you in 2013.