My biggest thing is starting the interactive math journal. I LOVE this! I wish I would have started this years ago. As soon as I take some good pictures, I will put it in a post.
I just created this punch board tonight. I plan on using it for a review game.
- tri-fold display board
- plastic bowls (purchased at Dollar Tree....they even came with lids)
- stick-on velcro
- tissue paper
- rubber bands
Here is what I did to set up my board:
- I used velcro to adhere each cup to the board.
- I got a big thing of tissue paper (50% off right now at Hobby Lobby). I cut a few pieces in fourths.
- I used a rubber band to put the tissue paper on.
- Once the cup has been punched, I can restock and use the same rubber band to put a new piece of tissue paper on. This would be a great job for a student. I see some math bucks being earned with this.
- If I don't need all the cups for the task at hand, I can put the lid on the ones not needed.
- For easy storage, I can pull the bowls off and store the board.
My son has tested the board, and it worked just fine. He had fun hitting it!
Here are some ways I plan to incorporate this:
- word problem questions
- skill (create the item listed on the SMART board..for example, right now we are reviewing graphs and plots. If they punch a bar graph, they would need to draw a bar graph on the board)
- # to a question on a test/paper already assigned (periodically I do group tests, so this would be a good way to assess)
- incentive rewards (different prizes, etc)
I am sure I will come up with more uses as I incorporate this.