Monthly Archives: October 2011

The corner approach

This past week we were working on learning about the different parts of the atom and how they work, etc. The kids had a table that they needed to fill out that looked like this: Atomic #        Mass #          # … Continue reading

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Ms. Emily: Even YOU can eliminate waste!

On Friday the students were learning about the characteristics of living organisms (e.g. has cells, needs water, uses energy, etc.).  Their main task was to write down each characteristic on a piece of paper and then draw a picture for … Continue reading

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Perky Patty Proton and the Atoms Family

The students in my classroom are still trying to wrap their brains around the concepts of atoms, sub-atomic particles, the periodic table, and the history of atomic models. Today we did a variety of activities to help them visualize these … Continue reading

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Weeks 7 and 8 — Can we record data?

Mrs. Loeffler has been working on getting her students used to making observations and recording them.  In some cases, it’s been going outside and taking pictures.  In others, it’s been recording the classroom temperature, the number of students in class, … Continue reading

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Yo Girl come help me out

I realize it’s been past due from my last post… my apologies! My last few visits to Rosedale I have been making more of an effort to get to know the students a little more on a personal level. One … Continue reading

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On to the next phase

We finished the first part of our year long project, “Where does a mathematician work”, on Monday.  The final product for this part was a 2-3 minute presentation on a math intensive career.  The students did a good job stating … Continue reading

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Inquiry-based lesson: Periodic Table

This Thursday I attempted to do an inquiry-based lesson with my students on the organization of the periodic table of the elements. Knowledge of the table and the atoms/elements that compose it are a part of the next checkpoint test … Continue reading

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