Interactive Notebooks…

I have attempted interactive notebooks with my resource class to some limited success… I have shamelessly stolen from Math Equals LoveMs. Dyer’s ClassMegan Hayes-Golding, and a few others. I do think my kids have taken more notes than previous classes and everything is theoretically in the same place for each student. I have not graded their notebooks as I used them as a surrogate textbook. I have allowed students to use these notebooks on quizzes and some other assessments as I accommodated their needs. At just over 100 pages listed on the table of contents my notebook doesn’t close anymore.

I had high hopes for some origami applications… that was a bust. We can’t follow instructions under the document camera. The origami paper I bought was not white on one side but was colored on both which, I suspect, hindered our ability to see folds. Whenever I had a new fold or new page type I would stand in front of the room and show them how to make the next foldable. This worked better than the document camera… probably in part as it is easier for me to ensure we are all following along.

I created very few original documents and mostly used stuff from others or stuff I had previously and just reduced to half sheets. The few things I did create I’ll post. Our school is using GRASP to progress monitor. Students have to type in their GTID to log-in, which most of them don’t know, so I created a page for log-in info to keep in their notebooks, which you can find here. I created I can statements for the modules of Georgia Foundations of Algebra and a list of the standards with check boxes for indicating coverage, all of which can be found here. All of these are word or google docs.







It’s been two weeks or so since Thanksgiving break and I created these proportional coloring sheets right before the break and have been meaning to post them since then… Proportional Coloring Sheet

Taking a break always reminds me why I teach. The kids are so funny when we get back. “Did you miss me?” “What did you do all week without me?” “Did you go shopping Black Friday?” They truly want the adults in their lives to engage with them almost constantly. It still blows my mind and humbles me greatly…

The computer I’m on hates me and refuses to let me download anything so I can upload to wordpress, so no cool pics tonight.

I do have grand plans for the Interactive Notebooks however… I can’t wait to get those going for Spring semester.