Setting up for Serious Fun in Science

August 30, 2010 at 7:23 PM 2 comments

Right at the front of the room, just so we don’t forget this year’s primary objective(s)..

Curbside find + two IKEA cheapies for kids to come round the front and put their feet up.

Finally. Organized!

This week's jobs wheel for cooperative group work.

Card suits and table number in CENTER of student tables so they don't rub off.

Laminated Astro Bright backing for student work display. Each student has their own all year. Lasts for at least 3 years. Saves paper. Looks cheerful on first day.

Starting with a place to share "sticky facts" for the TAP and POP projects in the second semester.

Finally, students are back! "Science and my Future" posters link our curriculum and skills to what students love to do and their future dreams. Plus I get to know them a little better.

We are up and running! Looking forward to sharing this year’s adventure with you… Hope your year kicked off well too. Looking forward to hearing.


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Karen Snelson  |  August 30, 2010 at 8:47 PM

    This year’s kids are coming in knowing about the Take Action Project, TAP. Many kids used the TAP project as a content area that will help them with their future and present passions when they made their mini posters. It has become part of the culture in the school community.
    Now we are gearing up for the first project, “Grow Something to Eat”. I’m learning right along with them.
    We are off and running. Karen Snelson, Orinda Intermediate School.


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