Thursday, May 13, 2021

Klobbering Koogas - Triangle Angle Sum Theorem Activity

 I am #thatteacher... and as a result, I'm easily amused by themes in units and lessons. 


So with this in mind, I present Klobbering Koogas for your classroom!


Students will pick a problem, solve it, get the pieces, then klobber (cover) their Kooga hanging around the room!

They will then verify 5 other klobberings completed by their peers using the printout below. Be sure you specify they need to show work as many want to just copy but we want to make sure Murrio has a path to Princess Pineapple!!

The students really seemed to enjoy the activity and especially enjoy the alternate names of all the characters. Today I was Warpio!


My co-teachers often find it easier to amuse me as well and go along with my shenanigans. Anything to motivate and entertain students to learn!

Here I am with Lequigi...



I also use these notes in case you are interested!



As always, I love fonts! I provide both Word and PDF but if you need to change and don't want to mess with formatting, I use the font Austie Bost Envelope Print which you can get for FREE on dafont.com here and KG Payphone which you can also get on dafont.com for FREE here!

I include the activity, and instruction PPT to project, notes and the student WS!

As always, please let me know if you see any errors that need correcting!

Enjoy!
Lisa













Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Achoo... the Tissue Box Project!

Last year, a colleague shared a project she did at the beginning of the year using a tissue box and covering some basic math functions. I decided to turn it in to a cumulative project of basic algebraic functions and a little math trivia.


It includes a linear function, quadratic function and exponential function. I developed coordinate grids for each problem set so the students could see and compare the graph behavior.


I created 22 problem sets and will share them all with you (see the link below). 

After the initial instruction, I discovered that they really benefitted from a template so that they had all the information ready to design their box. I added this to the back of the rubric.


Many students cut the tables out to use on their box so you might want some extras!

Here is my sample:





Here are a couple of videos of the process with the students:





For virtual students, I adapted the project to a presentation. I allowed students to use Graphfree.com to create the graphs. I love Graphfree.com here is a short video on how the students can use it for the project or for you to check it out!


I had some wonderful submissions as well! And even used a student one for a sample (mine is the minimum though- his was way better). I'll include it in my resources. 

You could, of course, make them all a presentation but this year has been very sparse on hands on and they really need it sometimes. I wish you could see the painstaking way they spend so much time gluing their beads or chenille sticks on. It is magical. It does take it's toll on the teacher. Lot's of sanitizing and cleaning but the creative outlet for my students is worth every wipe and bend to pick up.




Lastly, let's talk fonts! I have a problem, I'm a font girl. I will redo entire activities with a different font that I like better! As a result, most things I create have different fonts. For this one, I used KG Payphone which you can get for free here on Dafont.com. I have provided both PDF and Word Documents so you might want to download if you don't want to mess with formatting!


Get all my project resources for FREE here!

As always, please let me know if you see any typos or mistakes! 


Enjoy!

Lisa



Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Sorting Hat Slope-Intercept

Annnnnnddddd... of course I could not just use something I already had right? Annnnnnddddd... of course I had to theme it with our Homecoming Week dress up day....


This is handwritten and eventually I will try and get it typed up but wanted to share in case you were wanting a unique practice opportunity to convert to slope-intercept from different forms. I was trying to create a review for a major grade we were starting the next day.


Since Hogwarts has 4 houses, of course, I had to make 4 versions (hence the handwritten versions... for now).

Even students who do not know Harry Potter, enjoyed the activity as I explained a little about the process and each house. It was really cute seeing all their reactions to what house they got in.

They only end up doing 6 problems so it can be quick but some rich review problems. I mix them up as I pass out so do not know who gets which destiny. For my online classes, I assigned all 4 versions separately to particular groups.

I will reupload when I get them typed up but I hope you enjoy finding your wizarding destiny!



As always, please let me know if you find any mistakes so I may correct as I am creating the typed versions.

Enjoy!

Lisa

Linear Graphing is Among Us!

This year has been crazy and I will not take the time here to discuss all the changes and challenges. I just wanted to let you all know why I have not posted earlier. The time to create has been non-existent, the motivation and creativity, zapped... but this week I feel like I've got a flow and as a result, did some creating!

Working on linear equations, I decided my tried and true Zombie themed assignment was just not what I wanted to do this year as I wanted fewer problems and I also like to use our standardized test coordinate planes.


A result of this is.... 

Among Us Impostor Search!

This is based on a new computer/app that students are playing. I learned this from my son who has informed me of all the ins and outs. Basically, everyone is a character and you are trying to seek out and identify the 'Impostors'.  

The equations are a variety of forms but it is editable!

A short but sweet post. Hope you enjoy! And please let me know if you find any mistakes or areas that need correction. If you would be a copy of the key, please contact me from your school email at camfan54@att.net. I will only send keys to school teacher emails to help protect the integrity of the assignment. Thank you!

Get the resources for FREE here! 

 




A student drew this on their WS 🥰



Enjoy,

Lisa

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Laughter is Sometime's the Best Medicine- Ozobots Mad Dash.... for Toilet Paper?

I would like to start this post saying, I completely respect the gravity of our current tumultuous situation in the world but for many, laughter is the best medicine and it had lifted me through these dreary times.

As a result, I present to you, Ozobot's Mad Dash.... for toilet paper. Out of necessity for sanity and debilitating boredom, I sat down and developed an Ozobot lesson to hopefully bring some smiles to faces.



I take my toilet paper very seriously, I get a case very year for Christmas so this activity was right up my alley! Everyone who knows me, including my students, know that I get this and treasure it every year. I do not believe I have ever been so grateful as right now.




This activity uses Ozoblockly, angle measurement, distance/measurement, set parameters, limitations, etc. It covers a lot of concepts and can easily be adapted to any subject. material, story, concept, etc. Sky's the Limit! 

This is adapted from another, shorter (perhaps easier) activity I have created called, Hermione's Hairjinks. You may get it here for FREE!

In both activities, I have included both a WS and Teacher File to project.


Get Ozobot's Mad Dash on the Ozobot Classroom site for FREE here!



I have not referenced a particular virus in the activity, it can easily be adapted to germs or fires, or anything you want. I do not in any way want you to feel that I am being insensitive or am trying to minimize the impact, sometimes, we just need a laugh or smile or bit of levity right now, more than ever.

Enjoy!
Lisa

Monday, March 23, 2020

Hermione's Hairjinks!

Before we left for Spring Break which turned into a pandemic, I was working on an Ozobot lesson for our Geometry Unit. 

I also wanted to integrate some Ozoblockly work so came up with a new Harry Potter themed activity... Hermione's Hairjinks! 


-Hermione has just gotten an interview at the Ministry of Magic! She’s super excited and incredibly nervous. As we all know, Hermione has spent years battling her bushy brown hair and wants it to be nice and sleek for her interview (first impressions are important). She has cleverly written a spell to charm her hair, called Kinkajuice, for the interview but needs all of you to help her get the items while she studies diligently for the interview.

-Kinkajuice ingredients are:
1 bristle from a Bristly Bobbing Brush
3 spores from a Detangler Tree
4 sprays from a can of Super Slick Slippery Serum

-Your mission is to leave the Gryffindor Dorm and get all the items then meet Hermione in the Potions Dungeon!

-You can find the items in any order but don’t cross Hermione in the Dungeon because you know she will freak out if you do and do not have them all. She is so anxious about her interview every second is carefully planned!

-Code Ozobot with color code or Ozoblockly depending on your teacher’s directions. 


Students will have to measure angles, distance, convert measurement, code with set parameters, etc. 

Lot's of individualized learning! I will update with student photos and experiences later!

Get the lesson including a sample from Ozobot Classroom for FREE here!

Enjoy!
Lisa

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Harry's Horcrux Ozobot Challenge!

So... I will admit, until last year, I had never read or seen a Harry Potter anything! My New Year's Resolution was to read at least one book as I did not want to force myself to read more if I did not enjoy it. I. DRANK. THE. KOOLAID.




I am a Potterhead!

I took it to the classroom..... 





And in a number of assignments which you can read about and get FOR FREE at the links below:

And now I'm taking it to Ozobot!



Ozobot adventures allow for a lot of logic, order of operations, troubleshooting, and so much more! All fundamental skills in math, science, English, school, work,..... life!




Ozobot's are an excellent tool for students of all ages! 





Get the Activity for FREE on Ozobot classroom here!




And for all of you Dobby fans, here is a printable sock ;-)

Enjoy!
Lisa