Speaking of awesome, I am linking up with an AWESOME ELA teacher today, Erin at I'm Lovin Lit. For a little Throwdown Thursday.
She is using the first Thursday of every month to talk about using her Interactive Notebooks.
I'm loving the Interactive Notebook idea. This past year I used an Interactive Math Notebook. Next year, my ELA class will add one, and I'm attempting to use one in the social studies class that I now have to teach... HELP ME! I'm a math geek. I have to figure out a cool way to teach Social Studies.. I'll take suggestions, leave me a comment below!
But back to the IMB... That 's what we called our notebooks this year. BEST THING I EVER DID IN MY MATH CLASS! Truth be told, it is rough around the edges. There are a ton of things I could have and should have and WILL do better, but I love that I stuck to it.
One thing that I think is important is that you really stick to it! A sign of a good teacher is one who has the ability to reflect and make corrections. How is that for some APPR points!
I really liked my use of FOLDABLES within the notebook. Our math text was completely online this year. So that math notebook became a real textbook to my Smarties. It was their go to reference. Below are a few pictures of some of the foldables that I used.
If you click on the links below, you can see the posts where I have written about my Lesson on LCM/GCF and Integers and the Coordinate Grid.
Thanks Erin for setting up this linky! I'm really interested in learning how others are using their notebooks in all subject areas!