“Smooth seas don’t make good sailors “ Risky play allow the children to challenge themselves physically by having better body coordination learn about their own boundaries and control , emotionally by having good stamina and how to overcome fear and mentally by learning to get out of trouble and how to solve problems . They will be more self aware and more confident. There is a huge difference between putting a child at risk and allowing a child to take risks. We need to have a risk assessment to remove any serious hazards and put in consideration the age group and their milestones, also it has to be under adult supervision .
Mindfulness in room six ✨ While my students work hard in class, often they struggle to regulate their emotions. Sometimes fights, dramas and hyperactivity that begins in the playground (or at home) trickles into the classroom, making it hard for my students to focus on their learning. I’ve also noticed that my students struggle to cope when we do anything that is out of our normal daily routines. So today we began trying out mindfulness using @smilingmind . After morning tea we watched a clip about ‘internal weather’ and spoke about the purpose of mindfulness. Then, we went outside and completed our first session. I was pleasantly surprised to see that all students were taking part, even my most hyperactive and disrupting students! 🙌🏽✨ After their first session, the class were all super calm and relaxed. We then went on to have a very unstructured and out of routine middle block, which would normally result in the students being restless and silly. But this did not happen 🙌🏽They were calm and efficient, and the block went smoothly without a hiccup! The biggest win for me was noticing that one of my students, who usually struggles to stay on task and is very ‘bouncy’ was SUPER CALM for the entire block, and finished all his work BEFORE every one else! 😍 Mindfulness seems to be a hit in my classroom, and I can’t wait to see the further impacts it has on my students wellbeing and learning ✨ #mindfulness#smilingmind#teacher#iteachtoo#teachersofinstagram#teachersfollowteachers#teachergram#nzteacher#teacherlife#middleschool#iteachmiddleschool#upperprimary#iteach7th#iteach8th#teachingmindfulness#wellbeing#hauora#hauoragoals#kiwiteachers#mindfulnessmeditation#teachershare#healthteacher#teachersdownunder
✅ Oggi, siamo alla cifra decimale n. 63 di Pi greco. 👨🏫 Pi greco, un numero decimale illimitato non periodico (ossia irrazionale) che in geometria, esprime il rapporto esistente tra la misura di una circonferenza e la misura del suo diametro. 🧐Ci avevano provato in molti a calcolare quante volte il diametro di un cerchio può stare dentro il suo perimetro. ✔️Archimede nel III secolo a.c. usa poligoni regolari di 96 lati inscritti e circoscritti ad una circonferenza per arrivare all’approssimazione di 3,14. ✔️Prima di lui, i Babilonesi nel XX secolo a.c. calcolano il π a 3,125. Gli Egizi nel XVII secolo a.c. usano 3,160 per π, mentre per i cinesi (nel XII secolo a.c.) π era pari a 3. ✔️Vitruvio nel I secolo a.c. utilizza 25/8 ✔️Tolomeo, nel II secolo d.c., usa 377/120 ✔️Nel medioevo, nel VII secolo, il matematico e astronomo indiano Brahmagupta utilizza il valore radice di 10 ✔️ Nel 1220 Leonardo Fibonacci usa il valore 3,141818 👉E poi…lui, il Prof. Frink (dei Simpson) che prende misure drastiche per ottenere l’attenzione della comunità scientifica riunita in aula, affermando a gran voce: “Il pigreco equivale a 3!” (con stupore generale), ma chiaramente scusandosi poi per la madornale eresia. ¶ ¶ ➡️ Il Pi greco ha innumerevoli applicazioni pratiche che vanno dal calcolo delle orbite dei satelliti, allo studio delle onde elettromagnetiche. Esso regola le oscillazioni dei fenomeni fisici descritti da funzioni periodiche, il cui periodo é uguale o proporzionale ad esso. Senza Pi greco, niente TV, radio, cellulari, GPS e navigatori! Per non parlare poi del campo delle costruzioni: calcolare male le frequenze di risonanza puó avere effetti drammatici: mancanza di stabilità negli edifici, ponti che crollano 😱 #matematica#math#mathematic#mathematicians#mathematical#pigreco#simpsons#simpson#lisasimpson#thesimpsons#thesimpson#thesimpsonfan#school#learningisfun#learningthroughplay#schoollife
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Is it just me or does every Art department store room look something similar to this beautiful mess..??? Yet you know exactly where everything is.. like the mannequin parts that you of course need. So many limbs 🦵🏼🦵🏼🦵🏼
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Love this idea! Would’ve worked better if we were studying the Water Cycle. Thanks TpT! . Posted @withrepost • @teacherspayteachers “Now that it's officially spring (YAY!) this science experiment seems especially fitting. (Spring showers bring flowers and all that, right?!) 💛🌹🧡 Plus I LOVE simple science experiments I can whip together without having to go to the store to grab fancy supplies. #doublewin 💙👌🏽💚 To make our DIY water cycle, just draw a sun, cloud and water on a plastic bag and pour in a cup of water dyed with blue food coloring. 💧Then zip the seal closed and tape the bag to a bright and sunny window. 🆒✔️💜 I promise your kids will be in AWE watching the water turn from evaporation to condensation to precipitation and collection. Magical science is the best, don't ya' think?!” @playdough2plato shared her excitement for Mary of @kinnectkids trying out her water cycle experiment. 🌧
When your teacher heart and mommy heart collide! ❤️❤️ This little cutie LOVES to read and I couldn’t be happier! ✨ I remember getting #scholasticbookfair flyers and carefully studying each page, so to watch my son do the same excites me beyond words! 😊🤓📚
Because you are. Take a breath. You are doing amazing things. Take care of yourself. You put so much of yourself out there and into the world. Take a moment. Breathe. Know you are doing enough and are enough.
This was definitely one of the class favorites for our 1st round of Genius Hour!🤯 When this student came up with her project, she chose the inquiry question, “How does water move things?” I was a bit concerned because I had no idea how she’d research that much less how she’d show us what she learned.🤔 Low and behold she created a hydraulic arm which shows how water can help move things😭 I was blown away.😲 Of course she didn’t create it on her own haha, she followed a tutorial. But I was so proud of her because initially her question didn’t make much sense to me yet it was obvious she had a clear idea of what she wanted to investigate.☺️This is what I love about Genius Hour, it’s about much more than just academics👏🏽 (Of course it can be an innovate way to meet standards). It also allows students to foster valuable critical thinking skills and creativity.❤️
Here we are, celebrating the beginning of Spring. Can you believe it’s already here? Depending on where you live, this winter either felt cold or colder. Maybe you were even feeling a bit stir-crazy, ready to get out of the house and peek in on your gardens. Hopefully, you’re seeing the first signs of spring: crocus, tulips, and hyacinth popping out of the ground.⠀ ⠀ March is full of exciting celebrations: from the first day of spring and St. Patrick’s Day to National Craft Month! We, at Pacon, think every month is “craft month.” Don’t you agree?⠀ ⠀ Here's the thing... you've got a lot to celebrate, but a lot of crafty clutter to clear out by the end of the year too. On our blog, we have a chaos-free method for making the most use of your scrap paper in one fell swoop. ⠀ ⠀ Read along -- click the link in our bio!⠀
I love field trips. Outdoor, hands-on learning is so impactful. We have three coming up after spring break. The paperwork is overwhelming: field trip requests, permission forms, bus requests, ordering lunches, letting the nurse, office, kitchen and all staff know. So many details and even after ALL these years, I always manage to forget something. I need a nap after just talking about it 😝 But at least it’s always worth it 🎉
I am all 😍😍😍 for my rose gold Tosing microphone! I started using it in February, and I honestly don’t know how I ever lived all this time without it! We use it for writing presentations, share time at morning meeting, math derby, popcorn reading, and so much more!! 🎤😍😍
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Every classroom needs a “lost and found” container. . All random stuff goes inside. . If someone loses their gluestick cap, it’s most likely in here. . What would you find in your list and found container?
Dear first day of school me. . You were wrong to think you’d have time to wear your hair down this year. You were also wrong to think you’d eat breakfast every morning and never take papers home to grade on the weekend. But you were right about a few things: • March came way faster this year🍀 • the copier still jams every time you’re in a hurry📑 • the leg on that one table still breaks off every couple of months,🔧 • and the kids are still the best part of the job.🧡 . What would you tell your first-day-of-school self? . #itstheteacherslifeforme#dearfirstdayteacherme
Stick to your goals 🌵 Do you do AR testing in your classroom? This system really motivates my kiddos to read & test. I’ve seen huge growth in their comprehension skills 🙌🏻 I graph how close they are to meeting their goal on the chart. In the pockets, they have a necklace. Each time they get a 100 on an AR test, they get to add a bead to their necklace. AR time is their favorite time of the day✨
A weekend well spent brings a week of content 💛 Guys, this weekend I did NOTHING. Besides the gym and church, I laid around for hoursssssss. Usually the weekend has its own giant to-do list. This weekend it was empty and I soaked up every minute of relaxation! Movies, laying by the pool, napping 😬. Usually I feel guilty if I’m not constantly on the move.. it sounds silly but I just feel like I need to be busy or I’m lazy. 🙄 Well this weekend (and hopefully future ones) I EMBRACED the lazy. I OWNED the lazy. I BECAME the lazy 😂 and let me tell you. It was jusssst what I needed to start this new week with my kiddos! HAPPY MONDAY, friends! 💛 I hope you enjoyed your weekend! What did you do?!
I tried #onepagers in my classroom for the novel #refugee and I think they turned out so great! I will definitely make some adjustments to my expectations next time but for our first try, they turned out well. I think the kids also love having their work displayed as that doesn't always get to happen in junior high.
We spent this past week testing temperature change in different types and amounts of chemicals. Students used this data to create their own breakable to activate cool packs! It was such a great learning experience that tied in chemical reactions, thermal energy, and the engineering design process. I’m so proud of their hard work and creative cool packs! ❄️👨🏼🔬👩🏻🔬
✍️"But my students can't write." This does not mean they cannot have a writing journal to feel proud of! This cut and paste level allows pre-writing students to work on literacy skills and feel included with those that can write in their mixed writing groups! Differentiation is key!
March Madness.... in other words it’s March, and it’s always madness 😂🤪😂 check out my stories to see what we did today with multiplication! I also have a room transformation Q&A currently. I will save all of my answers to a highlight and drop a new question box in my stories if there is anything I haven’t answered! #setthestagetoengage#bethewildcard#getyourteachon
Here’s a really low prep activity that I did last night, for the 3yo to learn his name, simple letter recognition and work on his hand-eye coordination. You will need egg carton, penknife, ice cream sticks and marker. Since we are rowing The Carrot Seed, I used orange ice cream sticks and painted the top green. If not, your child’s favourite colour or the plain colour ones would work perfectly well too! Another favourite part of this set up is that it is able to accommodate both kids’ name and it’s reversible! Yay to make more, buy less, print less! [👨🏼🌾 Tiffany]
I was on a roll making DIY cardboard toys when preparing for our current theme. Here's another two that I made for J, in context of The Carrot Seed: carrot in different shapes and colours. I didn't have my protector and geometry tools with me so I drew the shapes with a ruler and the pentagon wasn't quite mathematically accurate. Besides learning about colours and shapes, J also has the opportunity to work on his fine motor skills as he picked up each puzzle piece by the straw and hand-eye coordination. Nothing too fancy in this set up and materials used. Cardboard pieces are from the book sleeves that came with my Book Depository order, which practically came free! [🥕 Tiffany]
*DIY Cardboard Puzzle* One of my goal in our home learning this year is to DIY more (and buy less), so here we have a simple puzzle to learn about the different parts of a seed. I love the Montessori puzzle on the same topic but it was way out of budget and there's no way I have the space to store so many puzzles if we were to work on every topic. So I was planning to create a similar version on felt, which I had to buy to DIY. However, after seeing what Fynn from @happytotshelf did for volcano (check out her homelearning account if you haven't!), I was inspired to make my own using cardboard that I have been hoarding! It took me a while to conceptualise that number of layers that I want: this is a 3-layer puzzle. Homelearning doesn't always involve all the fancy pansy materials. In fact, there is no need to. Sometimes all we need are some cardboard pieces, paint and a weeee bit of creativity. . . Also accompanying this activity is A Seed is Sleepy by Dianna Hutts Aston. [🌱 Tiffany]