Hi!! I would like to say a huge thank you to each and every one of you who left a comment and entered the giveaway yesterday. I read your sweet comments again and again...you made me so happy (and teary!). You are all the best and I am a better teacher today because of you...and that is the absolute best, most precious part of blogging!
So. The winner of the giveaway is...Renee S! Congratulations Renee, I am emailing you right now! I will be having another little giveaway soon, so please stay tuned. :)
Onto Reagan's linky party....Hall Pass! Reagan (how creative is this girl?!) has her party all broken down into a PASS.
I love making activities and decor for my students but I do have one item that is my absolute favorite, because it is the one I'm most proud of...
To tie in with our study of angle types and angle measures, I created this activity to really get my students thinking about how to find the measures.
They had to build a tessellation shape, then measure each and every angle of this shape...without using a protractor.
That means a good understanding of right angles, adjacent angles, reflex angles, measures of regular polygons, and so on.
We used shape templates, reference sheets, and a reflection sheet for this project. It was one of the best days of the year! My students were so invested in the project and it was very challenging, in a good way. The best part for me was reading their reflections and explanations once finished.
Ok, if you ask my 5th graders what THEIR favorite areas in the room are, it will definitely be the carpet areas (and I'm delighted they like these spaces!).
But my favorite space as the teacher? Honestly, it's all the areas where my students' drawers are set up...
I know I wrote about this recently so I won't go on and on about them. But these drawers have cleaned up our space so well and make the room so much neater and more streamlined.
They are my happy place. :)
For classroom transitions, I'm usually a chime sort of a girl. I must be completely honest with you though...I actually don't use it much this year because my students are very good about transitioning. All I have to do is call for the next activity and they are on their way. Don't worry. I know how lucky I am. They are a wonderful, wonderful group!!!
At work, I'm really fortunate to have some very good friends who always lend an ear and are there for me. I'm not sure what I would do if I couldn't fly in at them when I'm in a total panic over something! I try to make sure to visit quickly each day with these friends, to touch base and share stories.
It's my teacher toolbox, all the way!
I'm completely serious. I come in every day, sit down with my coffee, and smile at my toolbox. Because, well, it the only place that everything is guaranteed to be where it should be.
I need a teacher toolbox for each and every item I use in class!
Well, there's my Hall Pass! Join in on the fun over at Tunstall's Teaching Tidbits (thanks dear Reagan!!!).