Monthly Archives: December 2011

Ms. Emily: Cell Cities!

Friday was my last day this semester.  Since Ms. Scali was gone the day we finished our scaffold lesson, we first showed her all of the scaffolds the students designed.  The rest of the time the students worked on their … Continue reading

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I heart Matchbox

Thursday was my last day at Central of the semester. I’ll admit, I’m ready for a Christmas vacation to recharge a bit and digest all the things I’ve been learning (as well as clear my system of the school lunches!). … Continue reading

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Ms. Emily: Problem-Based Lesson – Final Part 3

Last Friday we finally finished up the problem-based lesson and I believe it went pretty well.  I found it quite humorous that several students would come up to me and say the problem was too hard, or that it was … Continue reading

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Give One, Get One (Dec. 1)

Today was all about reviewing for an upcoming test on the cardiopulmonary, circulatory, and lymphatic systems. The students created a nine block grid, then filled in the first three spaces with a fact from the unit (in sentence form). Next, … Continue reading

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I Heart Science (Nov. 17)

Today’s activity was a pig heart dissection. First, we used a diagram on the overhead screen to review blood circulation in the human body.  After jogging their memories in regards to atria, ventricles, and valves, we handed out the hearts … Continue reading

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Ms. Emily – Problem-based Lesson Part 2

“There’s got to be a way to use the toothpicks!” “What are we supposed to do with the notecards?” These are some of the responses I overheard during our problem-based lesson.  Last time (part 1), the students learned about some … Continue reading

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Coloring

On November 10th I gave my problem-based lesson about graph coloring. My goal was to get the students to think about a concrete problem (coloring a map) and then abstract it and make conjectures, trying to either prove their conjecture … Continue reading

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