Explore #MTBoS – What Makes My Classroom Mine
Posted on October 6, 2013 at 8:38 am by Lisa
I chose to respond to this one:
What is one thing that happens in your classroom that makes it distinctly yours? It can be something you do that is unique in your school… It can be something more amorphous… However you want to interpret the question! Whatever!
The one thing that happens in my classroom that makes it mine is Friday Funnies. My students look forward to this every Friday. I have done this in my class for a really long time. Every Friday, I show my students a comic strip that has to do with Math. It may be “ha ha” funny or it may not, but it was in the funny papers, hence the name. Many of my favorites are from Calvin and Hobbes, but I also like Fox Trot. Sometimes I will just Google Math Comics and pull great stuff from there. I keep a Power Point with all of the comics I have used and each year I reorder the slides so I know which ones I have done. I try to find new ones as I can. My students will bring me new math comics from the newspaper when they find them. My students who have had me multiple years don’t even mind that I repeat comics – in fact, if I don’t do them, they will
demand remind me that I need to do the Friday Funny. Here are a couple of my favorites – enjoy!
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