Each Saturday Ruth Ayres invites us to share and celebrate events from our week. Looking for small celebrations has certainly improved my outlook on my week. For that, I am certainly grateful to Ruth and to all of you who choose to celebrate with us.
This week I celebrate "newness"...new lessons and new books!
I tried a new lesson this week in my math classes. I love trying new ideas, but they are always surrounded by questions. Will it work? Will the students be engaged? Will it push their thinking or help their understanding of the lesson?
This was a hands-on lesson about lines and angles. We used pipe cleaners for the lines, wooden triangles for arrows, and plastic circles for end points. It was a huge success! What a fun way to check for understanding. I will definitely be repeating this lesson next year.
|Demonstrating obtuse angles.|
Our school library had a huge reason to celebrate this week. Make that a $1000 reason to celebrate! Our local Rotary Club donated $1000 to our school library to purchase new books. The shipment came this week, and it just so happened to be our library time when the librarian began unpacking the boxes. I squealed with delight as I pulled each title out of the box. It felt like Christmas! Here is just a small stack of the books that I was lucky enough to bring home and be the first to read. Thank you Miss Christie!
|My weekend reading stack!|
So, today I celebrate "newness!"
Have a great week and may you blessed with many celebrations!