Browsing Archive: December, 2011

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Friday, December 23, 2011,
Wow! I didn't realize just how long it has been since I blogged last! I had attempted to blog once last week to sing the praises of ClassDojo. The site that was my only saving grace during those few days before the long awaited Christmas Break. I had typed a wonderfully witty and fun entry about how wonderful ClassDojo was/is and how every one should try it with their classes, blah, blah, blah, and hit the OK button to post... and... yeah, not sure what happened, but I am PRETTY sure the Devi...
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Math and the Advent Calendar: A perfect pair!

Posted by Amateur Teacher on Thursday, December 8, 2011,
I suscribe to the NRich newsletter. This site provides tons of math puzzlers and problem solving strategies for all levels of mathematics. This week's newsletter included an advent calendar. Behind every little train "door" is a different activity to do with your class. This morning I started with Day 1. I know, a little late, but at least I'll get six more days in before the break! Day 1 is enough on it's own to get you hooked. The kids absolutely had a blast trying to figure it out. And I h...
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