Week One, Day Three

I was seriously panicking on what to do with my classes today until I talked to my PLN and had some wonderful ideas from @JenAnsbach, @jenann516, @msgregson. They were my lifesavers!

So for today I did this PowerPoint of 9 questions which came from Dan Meyer's wiki which I somehow cannot find the link to at all. It ask students about their learning in the past, how they feel about math, what makes school hard, etc.

I also went over some more procedures and did a create your own syllabus where they filled in information from the PowerPoint.

I tried the adjective game found in this book and it was alright, not real effective but at least now I know.

I had some boys in one of my classes hook up my computers and get them running and they worked well together, got the job done quickly, and problem-solved. Hmmm....this is valuable information that I'm not sure how to use! I know even more that I have to make things hands-on and doable and truly applied.

I'm having a hard time planning now and I'm doing the same thing in every class. Next week, I start to actually get into curriculum and plan things for 4 different classes! I don't know how you people do it!!! It's goin to kill me. Oh well, you gotta do what you gotta do.

And why am I sooo tired? Is 7 hours of sleep not enough?


  1. Sounds like a good day! One question. You said you have to plan for 4 classes. Do you have 4 different preps? What are they?

  2. I have 6 classes but 4 preps. Algebra 1, Applied Algebra 1, Geometry, and Applied Geometry.

  3. Wow. I wish you the best. That's a tough schedule. At the same time, you have a lot of support from the Twitter community, I have noticed. You'll do fine!

  4. Thanks so much! You are right, I love the PLN! I love how much they share with me and I hope to be able to share that much as well!