Well, here it goes... My very first blog post.
When I found out a couple weeks ago that I was going to be teaching 5th-8th grade math this year, I knew I wanted to do some research into effective ways to teach math to middle school students. I started reading a few blogs and very quickly became hooked!
Now, I am following blogs, attending online meetings, and TWEETING! I am really amazed by all the amazing teachers out there sharing awesome ideas! I want to especially thank Julie Reulbach for encouraging me to get started!
I KNOW that I can't do everything at once so I want to start with an interactive notebook! I plan to start it with my 6th-8th grade classes this year. I think I will do a modified version with my 5th grade class. I am so excited about using foldables for the first time. Last night, I attended a video conference on foldables. There are so many great ones available! I am especially excited by the slope and systems of equations foldables. I have a lot of reading and research ahead of me to fine tune my expectations for the notebook, but I am really excited to get it started!