Phew! I am exhausted! School is Rockin right along.
This year, I am using the house system (Thank you Ron Clark....End of Molasses Classes). Each class is divided into 1 of 6 houses. They are able to earn points for different things. At the end of a specified time, the house with the most points will earn a prize of some sort.
Last week, I handed all my students the lyrics to a dilation song. I used the Firework song by Katy Perry and I created new lyrics based on dilations. On the first day, we sang it as a class. It was funny to listen to the kids. Many of them cannot sing....just like me! I told them that on Friday, each house had to perform the song. Friday came and the performances began.....well I cannot call anything I witnessed a performance. I had one group all day that actually had a performance....of some sort. It was really only one student who blew me away. I know that once I get them out of their comfort zones, the performance factor will happen....for some.
This week, I will present them with two more songs. One about scale factor to Moves Like Jagger, and one about translations to Tonight Tonight. I am thinking a math musical might be in store for my classes at some point. They will be required to write songs as a house, so I will be interested to see how this goes.
Tomorrow, I am doing a lesson I have never done....Black Light Transformations. I went up to the school today....on a Sunday! I had to black out my room. I put up my black lights. I cannot wait to see how this goes. I will post some pics tomorrow.
It has been super busy, but I know we are working hard and having fun. I am almost convinced that my kids will be okay in the event that I have a sub. We still have some more practicing to do.