Friday, August 9, 2013

Why Didn't I Think of This

As part of our district's Teacher Leader Collaborative, I helped facilitate a workshop today on interactive notebooks.  I enjoyed working with teachers from all over our district from kindergarten to Precal as we explored how to engage students in writing and reflecting about the math they were learning in an interactive and engaging manner.

One of the teachers in the group I was working with was very experienced with interactive notebooks and she shared a great idea on how to place your grade level formula chart so that students have easy access to it no matter what page they are working on.  Here is the finished product. 
 Step 1:  Copy your state's formula chart one-sided.  I drew dashed lines where I want the students to trim.
Step 2:  Glue in right side like this.  Make sure you can read all the formulas
Step 3:  Glue in top like this

Step 4:  Fold top down and right side in

Step 5:  When students need formula chart, they can just open it up and it will be clearly visible no matter what page they are working on.



When Life Hands You Lemmas... said...

This is a terrific idea. Silly me just glued a reference page on the inside of the front cover of the notebooks for my kiddos. I'll probably be doing it this year next year - so much better not to have to flip back and forth! :)

Mrs. Fisher said...

Great idea!! I also had my kiddo's glue in the formula sheet. Duh!

Thanks for posting.

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