Every Friday, I encourage my students to wear a "fun shirt" to school. Over the summer I found a lot of funny and interesting shirts online related to math, science, art, and teaching in general so I was pretty excited to share these with my students.
To take this spirit activity one step further, we have begun charting our class #FunShirtFriday participation using a bar graph. Our final math unit of the year is Statistics & Probability so I plan on creating a project out of the data that we'll collect throughout the year!
My Grade 8 class decided to begin featuring a weekly math post on their blog, which started today, so my "fun shirt" helped celebrate this event! (It was also hat day at "S-School" today too). If you would like to see their first "Mathlete Friday" post, and maybe even participate in their challenge, you can follow this link: http://mrstsclassroom.blogspot.ca/2013/10/what-would-grandi-say.html