At least when it comes to blogging, it seems. Weeks without a post, then two within a few days. But you know what they say – strike while the iron is hot, which in this case means two things: I have something to blog about AND I have the time to do so!
My last post was about the current unit of study concerning the moon. In a moment, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves, but here’s the backstory. We’re learning about the moon’s phases (and when I say WE, I mean WE – every year I have to relearn waxing gibbous and waning crescent). We have several cool tools to illustrate this, including a light-up moon that demonstrates each phase. So today, I gave them THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE. Just by saying it was THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE in a deep, reality-tv-game-show voice had them hooked. Working alone, with partners or in groups, their task was to identify each phase by a description. When I tell you I need an answer key for this one, I’m not kidding. Distributed the paper, and they were off….
This last little guy was the first one done. He graciously declined offers to work with others, and when he was done he told me, “I knew I could do it alone!” That feeling that he had? It’s called pride.