I'm teaching 5th grade this year at an elementary engineering school. It's amazing to say the least. Students participate in some pretty spectacular projects and programs throughout the year. It's hard not to be jealous that I didn't have an education like I am a part of now.
I'm fortunate to be where I am and will never take it for granted again. So thankful that I cried buckets as students arrived on the first day. I was an emotional wreck. Here is a glimpse of what I experienced below. I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching this week!
Students were not allowed to touch the cups or the rubber hand with their hands, but had to create a pyramid with 3 cups on the bottom row, 2 on the middle, and 1 on top in under 10 minutes.
The entire point of the activity for me was to elicit discussion afterward about what it took to be successful when working with a group. Some students figured it out immediately. I had one group that had a loophole and bunched all of their string up and grabbed each cup with it. They told me, "It fit your requirements, we aren't touching the cup." Hmph! Other groups constructed a device to grab a cup and place it into the final formation.
Really?! Did they realize that this was the ultimate career dream for me??? Two years ago I was able to see Ron Clark in person and be his personal escort at an event....loved him! This year I get to visit. I am still in shock. What makes it even better, I get to see my blog friend Hope King over at Elementary Shenanigans. If you haven't checked her out, run now!
Teaching Maddeness posted a pic of cardstock from Michael's today. It was on sale 5 for $10. I went immediately because Michael's is just 1 mile from my house (no lie) and bought them out! That will make creating word wall words on different colored cardstock much easier! Thanks, Amanda! Go read her blog as well! I wish I was more like Hope and Amanda every day!
See ya next week! Hope it's a good one, ya'll!