We are learning about probability in class, so I let this spinner run all day long to show the kids the relationship between experimental and theoretical probability. Theoretically, the experimental percentages should even out, and start to look more and more like the theoretical odds over time. I heard some fairly in depth conversations happening about what was going on on the screen throughout the day. A lot of ‘what ifs’ and ‘I bets’ were uttered. This is the kind of mathematical discussion and exploration I try to encourage in my class, and it was very rewarding to see it transpire unprompted!
These colour wheels spin to show that red and blue makes purple, yellow and blue make green, and red and yellow make orange. The middle is supposed to show that all the colours together create white, but this one doesn’t quite do the trick. #colour #colorwheel #stem #color #art #steam #stemproject #steamproject #spinner #crafts #artsandcrafts #teacherappreciationweek #teachersofinstagram #teacherlife
On Friday, the kids will make their own versions where they will decide which animal they most relate to, and then come up with a statement based on the characteristics of that animal.
I’ve been using this a lot lately. At the end of a work block, I ask the students to come up and write where they’re at with an assignment. It provides a quick snapshot and let’s me know if I need to provide more work time.
Advice to the student teacher from a fourth grader. LOL
Salmon represent gratitude. Today we drew out salmon, and wrote what we are grateful for on the back. Examples in following pictures.