Jesus Follower. Wife. Mom. Daughter. Sister. Aunt. Friend. Second Grade Teacher. Pianist. Singer. Avid Reader. Dog Lover.
I married my sweetheart 27 yrs ago. We have an amazing son! We live next door to my parents and 3 miles from my hubby's mom. Family is very important to me. We have 3 dogs~I love my fur- babies! I enjoy reading, playing piano, hiking, riding bicylces, roller skating, and kayaking. I need to do those things more! Blogging is my new favorite pasttime. I teach second grade~my students are the BEST! Most importantly, Jesus loves me~and I love Him. He loves you, too!
One of my teamies has built robots for the past two years to help her students learn their shapes. Students brought in boxes, paper towel holders, tissue holders, water bottles, anything they thought they might like to use to build their robots. So...this year I decided to try it. Here's some advice: ask an unsuspecting a helpful parent to come do this! Plan to take the entire afternoon! The children love it. Here's what we did...
Students had to plan their robot with drawings and explanations in their Math journals. They brought all their parts to the sucker who planned this me. We ended up taking three days to complete the hot glue part of our robots. The children added yarn for hair, small boxes for purses, construction paper parts, and even googly eyes! One child in my teamie's class even put a heart inside the box her robot's body. Our principal planned to come down to help out in our second grade classes for the day. Yep! She helped glue robots...and loved it!
Students counted the faces, edges, and vertices on their robots with buddies to extend the learning. :)