Esme Havill

Esme Havill

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What would your fingerprint say about you?

Fingerprint poetry is a great way to start a poetry unit or the beginning of the year. High school or middle school students can really express their individuality. Could blow up a photocopy of the child's finger print and use the lines as guides.

Decimals, Area, Perimeter, and a side Guacamole! This PBL lets students start up their own Taco Truck business. They'll make the menu, decide on prices, and build a truck to create an unbelievable combo platter of math and real-world skills. Taking taco orders is even on the menu. A project based learning activity like this pushes kids to be creative while applying multiple skills (math, problem solving, collaboration). Engage and motivate while making tacos! $

A good extension for students who are ready for a challenge in measurement. Students could extend their learning by creating buildings with a specific scale an then calculating the area and perimeter of the construction project.

Adapt as a Summer Reading Game -- each genre is a "monopoly" -- ie: Purple Spaces = Graphic Novel; Light blue = Manga. Kids have to get at least one monopoly (they write in title/author under the genre space) to turn in sheet. Prizes awarded based on number of monopolies acquired. Pin from: DCG Middle School Library: New Displays:

Adapt as a Summer Reading Game -- each genre is a "monopoly" -- ie: Purple Spaces = Graphic Novel; Kids have to get at least one monopoly (they write in title/author under the genre space) to turn in sheet. Prizes awarded based on