Friday, October 04, 2013

#FunShirtFriday 2

     One of our school goals is to build in classroom spirit activities/routines for our students as a way to help foster school spirit and classroom community. One activity that I came up with for our class is #FunShirtFriday that I've seen on Twitter.

     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!

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     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

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