Monday, July 16, 2012
I’m obsessed with interactive notebooks. Seriously, I'll make anything I can into an interactive notebook.
I was introduced to them two years ago by the amazing science teacher on my team. This year I started them with my pre-algebra classes and I’m officially in love. This summer I’m teaching four different classes and doing a different ISN with each class.
To start out we set up some sections and personalized the covers. I came across this Math About Me idea a couple months ago at Middle School Survival Guide and thought it was so fantastic. The kids come up with all sorts of numbers that are significant in their lives and decorate their notebook with all the math in their lives. Hers is certainly more fun and colorful, but I tried to keep mine fairly simple (decoration wise) since the summer is short and I wanted to try to get started asap.
I think was a good start to just simply get them thinking about numbers and let me get to know a little bit about them (and vice versa, they loved reading mine and getting to know some things about me). Some of the stuff they came up with to put on theirs was great. Before the summer is over I'm going to try to take pictures of theirs to use as examples for future kids.
With the interactive notebook it’s so important (and fun!) to get involved yourself and to make your own so here’s mine: