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Archive for September, 2012

Welcome to Ringling Brothers Circus!

September 30, 2012
Welcome to Ringling Brothers Circus!

Ringling Brothers Circus We are doing a unit on the circus in my class and it has really taken off.  There are so many different directions that you can cover but I chose to cover geometric shapes and team building activities.  My students have thoroughly enjoyed doing the activities and are now working on...
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“How Children Succeed”

September 19, 2012
“How Children Succeed”

How Children Succeed I happened to hear this interview on NPR with Ira Glass titled, “474:Back to School” on This American Life. Ira speaks to Paul Tough, author of the new book How Children Succeed.  Amazing how more research is being done on how kids learn. When kids are hungry or anxious, they don’t...
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Researching the Circus

September 17, 2012
Researching the Circus

Researching the Circus My students are having a blast learning about circus acts, playing with shapes and reading excellent books!  Everyone selected a topic to learn more about performing for a circus in order to put together their own.  These are the work sheets I came up with to help them focus their research....
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The Chester the Clown Challenge

September 11, 2012
The Chester the Clown Challenge

Chester the Clown.     Chester the Clown I am starting a unit on the circus to incorporate geometry in a different way.  Before school started I sent out a puzzle for my students to assemble of this circus scene to give them a clue about what we would be studying. This week I’m...
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