A few summers ago I wrote about how I use
Laurie E. Westphal's
in my classroom.
Read about that here.
At the time, I didn't have any pictures of samples
from my classroom.
I am back to share again...with pictures this time.
I love bein' able to present my kids with menus
and lettin' them explore their own creativity.
The menu I chose for my students was
(you can see a sample of this menu by clickin'
on the link above and lookin' inside
Below are some samples from the Money menu:
The first pictures you will see are from this option...
This 3D model features so many fantastic
items that were able to fit in the budget to
outfit a very comfortable Teachers' Lounge.
Included: a Coke machine, a microwave, a massage chair,
a flat-screen T.V., and a supply of tasty lunch food.
I want to go in there...RIGHT.NOW!
The second room has calmin' pictures to soothe your soul
while you get a relaxin' massage. Refreshin' drinks are
provided after massages.
This model features beds in the Teachers' Lounge.
YES...this made my nappin' heart HAPPY!
This makes me want to catch some ZZzzzz's.
This model also features a Coke machine, seatin' for relaxation
and a large supply of FOOD!
Total cost: $12,998.85
I hope my school wins the lottery because I would
spend all my free time in here!
Here is the full model.
This student designed his lounge with his favorite teacher in mind.
I am "Rosie" and I am a Miami Hurricanes fan.
This lounge would be paradise for me.
His grand total came to $3,763.
I don't know who is payin' for the new lounge, but
I'm all in!
This student designed a game based on spending and saving money.
Notice her actual bank of money that is included?
Here is another game that speaks to my belly.
The key with all the different sushi rolls
cracks me up!
This game was designed from one of the tic-tac-toe
activities which included designin' a television
show where contestants win money by answerin'
Correct answers double the money.
Where do I sign up to be a participant?
I absolutely love usin' menus in my class...
not just in Math!
These activities make the content meaningful
to them and that is so very important to me.
Learnin' CAN be fun!
I bet your kiddos would love them too.
Happy Tuesday, friends!