Why teach latitude and longitude using paper and pencil when technology allows you to do so much more? With a simple GPS device, turn your budding archaeologists into treasure hunters during their recess time. The only requirement would be an understanding of latitude and longitude on your students’ parts, and one GPS device for your room.
Until recently I was jealous of the music resources available to lower grade teachers. It seemed like the market was limited to this age bracket, and it just seemed unfair. However, now the tables have turned! An abundance of resources can be found, purchased, and downloaded for the upper grade crowds. And, to top it off, the music really caters to the tastes of older kids. If you haven't found some of these resources yet, I'd like to share some of my finds with you. Integrating music into lesson plans has never been easier!
This is not really a post...just a thought. If you are looking for some math ideas this week that blend in the holiday spirit, visit www.mathwire.com. I was able to find an activity using the 12 Days of Christmas and Pascal's triangle patterns. The site also recommends math holiday books for the upper grades (such as Snowflake Bentley).
Happy holidays to all!
Look for another post tomorrow on my favorite picture book published in 2008.