Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Tried It Tuesday- Reality Is Setting In

It's Tuesday, time to link up with Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper

As I was thinking about what I wanted to share, I thought, "I am so swamped and overloaded, I feel like we aren't doing anything good enough that I can share." 

But, I really want to share, so I kept thinking. 

Last night I read a post from someone about their interactive notebooks. The comment that stuck in my head was, "I don't know if I am doing this right..." 

I am under the belief that there is no right or wrong way to use interactive notebooks. Having kids involved in their learning process is what it should be. 

Sometimes we make these great foldables 

and some times we do this: (page 47)
It's called reality. They were good problems though. 

I wanted to make this cute foldable for the metric system. 

Then I realized my son had a doctor's appt and I had to be absent for half a day. So this is what we made.

It may not be all fancy, but it is working. My students are using their notes for their work. They look in their notebooks when they are working. They ask to take their binders home to help with their homework. 
(BTW, I don't allow this. I have all my notes on my website. I am way too possessive to let them take them home and chance not returning them) 

I guess I am just trying to say, do what works for you and your kids

I TRY to make cool foldables. Sometimes we just get colorful notes. 

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  1. I completely agree with you! I've been having those weeks where there is so much to pack in that there is hardly time to even think about snapping pictures! I think your foldables look great! I think kids enjoy a change every now and then....color notes may be a nice break from foldables, at least for the day!
    Polka Dot Lesson Plans

  2. We exclusively use the metric system here in New Zealand, and I have NEVER come across heka or deka metres before!!! haha, I guess there is a first time for everything though - Tomorrow I bet I will see it somewhere!!!

    The E-Z Class

  3. I love this post! It is SO true!! By the way, your notebooks look amazing. :) Thanks for linking up, friend!
    Fourth Grade Flipper