Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Numbers About Me...Winter Break Style!

Helllooooo 2012!

As part of the "Numbers About Me" theme I have going on for my students math journals, 
(See Below...)
I gave them 10 minutes to write a story about their holiday break using numbers.  
(They were instructed to give as little or as much details as they wanted.)  


For example:

I was so excited for break to begin, I was counting down the hours! After school on Friday, I drove straight to the airport at 12:30.  I hopped on a plane for trip to Florida that took approximately 2.5 hours.  It was great to be in the sunshine! The weather was 82* in the day, which was about 40 degrees higher than it had been a few hours ago when I was in NJ! I was in Florida for 8 days with my family of 4.  I saw 2 dolphins, 2 manatees, 1 conch, 1 lizard, and many fish.  I ate two crazy things on my trip...alligator and octopus (ew, right!?).  The weather was energizing.  I went to the gym 2 times, rode my bike 2 times, and walked some...but mostly I just laid on the beach for 8 days.



They were then given 2 minutes max to share part or all of their story.

Followed by questions from their peers.

The activity wasn't originally part of my plan today.  Spur of the moment I felt that it was something one class needed before getting back to the grind.  
It was a big hit.

5 comments:

melissa said...

Hey Courtney!
Happy New Year! Cute Idea..I can't believe vaca is over!

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Kate said...

This is super cute! I may do it with some of my math classes on our half day tomorrow!
Kate
http://tothesquareinch.wordpress.com

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Love the "Numbers About Me"!

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