Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Open House Pizzazz (Project 2)

End of the Year Foldable Project

This is a great project to use at the end of the year.  Here is an overview, showing an example of the finished project, and the construction paper needed to create the foldable.
Let's start with the measurements:
2 sides (9x6)
1 middle (18x6)
1 back piece (12x9)
The sides:
Fold the sides in half.
Measure out 3 sections of 3 inches (only on one side of the fold).  Draw lines as seen in the picture below.

Cut on the lines you have drawn (but not past the fold). 

The middle:
*Fold the long piece in half, then fold the top edge down to meet the middle fold.
 Next, fold the bottom edge up to meet the middle fold.
This is basically the layout.

Glue the left side piece on first (with the flaps opening towards the left). 

Then glue the middle piece on.
 Finally glue the right side piece on (with the flaps opening towards the right).
 This picture helps you to know how to label the outside. 
And here is how to complete the inside.

This item, along with the printable pages can be found at my TPT store. 

You can also create the foldable and fill it with your own content.

Open House Pizzazz! (Project 1)

A Marvelous Math Project. . . 

With Open House is just around the corner, and I don’t know about you, but I love doing Open House projects with my students!  Here is a great open house idea that was shared with me by a one of my friends & FABULOUS 5th grade teacher. 
Mrs. "S", incorporated her year end math review with some flip & foldable fun, turning it into an engaging project.  She provided each student with the criteria for the project, assigned them a chapter from the math book and let them “have at it”.

Here are some pictures of the end results:

This is what she started with so the students could see the different choices of foldables...
Here is an example of one she completed with the students...

She simply used her white board to display the pojects.

Here is the page she gave them, stating the project expectations:
I decided to “borrow” her idea and have my students do something similar.  I will be posting and sharing my student’s finished projects and the organizing pages we used,  this weekend.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

A Community Celebration of Reading!

Since it takes a village....Communities must be involved in the education of our children, outside of the classroom.  One of the ways that my community has become involved in education, is through organizing such annual events as "Porterville Celebrates Reading". 

Numerous schools, from the surrounding districts, participated in this celebration.  It was held at a popular local park.  There were special guest readers, activities, games and free books for all.  

Take a look at this fun filled event:

How does your community support the effort to educate it's young students?