A journey through the last year of a long teaching career.
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
The Simplest Things....
Yesterday, in an attempt to have some fun practicing math facts...I have an aversion to worksheets...I reinvented the fishing for facts game since we are studying Oceans and Islands and such as this year's theme. I wrote numbers on the back of cut out fish, put a paper clip in front and had yardstick fishing poles with a magnet hanging from the fishing line...Mrs. Bayles did a fine job making these. We had 2 poles, so 2 people fished at a time and then they took their two fish numbers to the table and wrote the problem inside a fish, of course, and solved using Touch Math dots. They LOVED it! They were hugging and thanking and saying, "I love this game!" Game? What game? We're doing math here! Teehee. It was so much fun we played it again today and everyone still loved it! Here are some photos to make it more real to you...enjoy!
Sometimes learning and fun can be so confusing! Gotta love it when that happens...