As I was setting up my room this year I realized how much I use from my MTBoS friends (Math Twitter Blogosphere) and from TMC (Twitter Math Camp). Thank you! I am going to share pictures and hopefully include the correct acknowledgements. If I missed you, please let me know. If I credited the wrong person, please let me know. I want to give credit where credit is due. I was almost afraid to #pushsend for fear of being wrong but Carl Oliver @carloliwitter made me do it!
Here's to 2017-2018 and my Lucky? 13th year of teaching:
My pencil sharpening and sign out area with some reminders. These are old signs. I don't remember where they came from:
Next up: Jigoku from David @DavidKButlerUofA at #TMC17 this summer.
Next up: Signs from Sarah @mathequalslove.
Next up: Marbleslides challenge made by Sean @SweenWSweens at #TMC17, posters by Jessica @Algebrainic1 and of course Desmos @desmos. I updated my own code, changed "treats" to "prizes" because we aren't allowed to do food, and printed all 36 challenges and put them in page protectors in a binder.
Next up: Birthday weekly recognition board from Heather @heather_kohn at #TMC16 My Favorites' presentation.
Correction: Hanna @girl_got_range from #TMC16 presented this idea. Heather had the idea to have the kids write birthday cards on index cards. I just did this today.
Next up: Here these are all together. A bit busy but oh well.
Next up: My Equations - not sure who did this one? Glenn W?
Next up: Vertical and Horizontal around my doorway - again, I don't remember who to credit:
Next up: My Claim Is...My Warrant Is... From #TMC16 and Chris @Plspeak and Mattie @stoodle and there morning session called "Talk Less, Smile More" I hope to use it more this year in my geometry class:
Next up: I had this Power of Yet sign made.
Next up: This is my favorite poster. I had it made into a banner. I found the image online and loved it. It is from Max @maxmathforum and Annie @MFAnnie.
Next up: I had this poster made after taking a MOOC by Jo Boaler @@joboaler
Next up: Along my wall of windows, I hung a clothesline and clothespins up high to display my student projects using Desmos and conics to make their Conics' Projects. Here are three. @desmos
Next up: This is a Welcome Sign with white boards bought at Target last summer. I think it was Sarah's idea??? @mathequalslove. Each day I've gone in it has fallen down because of the duct tape on the cinder block. Will need to find a new spot? or new holder?
Next up: I rescued this table from the side of the road. My husband rounded the corners. I printed of inspirational quotes and painted and modpodged it up. Students like to work there during group work or free time. Sometimes I will put a puzzle or game back there too.
Next up: My calendar. I keep this at the front of the room. I just realized I need to add early release and stuff to the days. The numbers are magnets.
Next up: I think these are from Sarah @mathequalslove a few years ago. The 8 Math Practices. These are under my front board.
And, last, but definitely not least, my back boards ready for #VNPS year 2. I have border hanging to divide the space and numbers hung up with magnets to represent the stations. I have enough room for 9 stations with 3 kids each. I did win a grant to get my homemade ones replaced by permanent ones. Crossing my fingers installation happens on Monday or Tuesday. Last year was my first year using #VNPS due to my #TMC16 1 Thing and I loved it. The idea comes from Alex @AlexOverwijk and Peter @pgliljedahl. Thank you!
Thanks for reading. The "learners" (from Glenn @gwaddellnvhs at #TMC17 My Favorites) come next Wednesday. My room is ready and I am almost ready.