Saturday, April 16, 2016

The One Where the Kids are the Teachers

I'm going to just skip over the fact that I haven't blogged ALL YEAR. What? Ooops! Our year has been great and you can probably guess. 

Instead I'm going to share a little something we've been working on in math. The last two weeks we've had state testing, PD days, drills, everything to cut down on our math time. So here and there we've been working on graphing! 

I didn't want to spend a day on each kind of graph having the kids answering questions, instead they became the experts on one particular type of graph and then presented to other third grade classrooms! Anytime they can present to other classes they LOVE IT! 

To start them off with correct information they watched a BrainPop Jr video about their particular graph. We LOVE BrainPop! The original idea was for their presentations to be like BrainPop videos but the groups picked posters, Prezi's and PowerPoints instead. 

Day One: They completed a BrainPop note catcher and created their own survey and graph. 

Day Two: Students put their information into a presentation of their choice. 

Day Three: They added a five question quiz and prettied up their presentations. 

Day Four: Students practiced their presentations and presented! 

My students learned a lot about graphs AND even more importantly they learned a valuable lesson in audience engagement: candy


Short and sweet post attached with a freebie to help you if you want to do the same!

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