Wednesday, August 14, 2013

So much to do...let the countdown begin

We start school 3 weeks from today.  I know it is a lot later than a lot of you but keep in mind we went to school until June 28th! 

I have been reading, blogging, take the "How to Learn Math" online course, and following tweets all summer.  I feel so "connected".  I have lots of great ideas which leads to lots to do before school starts.

I have a notebook dedicated to Dan Meyer's 3 acts.  I am doing each of them, writing them all down, doing the work, categorizing them according to difficulty level and subject matter.  That way I can determine which ones I want to use when.

I started a google doc for each of my three different preps (Algebra I, Algebra II, and Futures math (I can do what I want with this small group of seniors- we will do lots of projects and 3 acts and the like))  In the google docs, I am linking to all these great ideas and websites.  Just saw the TI Zombie one today.  I am going to have to spend more time reading up on that one. 

I just bought some panel board and am making 2'x2' group whiteboards for my class with duct tape on the edges.  I have a class set of individual boards, but am looking forward to doing more group work, so these will be perfect.

I found a 3'x3' square coffee table on the side of the road.  My husband will have to round out the dog eaten corners and I will repaint it.  Then, I am going to print off inspirational quotes and mod podge those to the top and it will be a work center for the kids.  I have a lot of kids who like to sit on the ground when working.  Now, they will have a surface.

I am taking the "How to Learn Math" class which I love and am almost done. 

I need to get my edmodo groups ready, make some QR codes for online books and such, find more number talks, write some letters of recommendations, and just get ready! 

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