I've been doing a lot of internet-based research on how to get my interactive notebook off the ground. I've started my own master-version, and I'm finding that i should do a little more "staging" before the pasting process begins. After some things have gone down, I've discovered things that I wished came before other pages. It's ok. This is a learning process. Plus, I can always paste to the back.
I'm debating with myself about how much/deep I intend on going with the foldables and interactive graphic organizers. I've done a lot of Cornell notes in the past, and due to foolishness, I haven't done so this year. I'll most likely be incorporating a balance of the two.
I'd like to take a moment to thank all the math-teaching angels out there who have done the amazing job already and are willing to share it all with the world:
- It started with Busy Miss Beebe...
- and i is a number
- and miss calcul8
- and Mrs. Hester's Classroom
- Who all link to Math = Love...
- Who talks to Everybody is a Genius...
I'm still in the planning and staging process. I feel very positive and hopeful that this will help my kids. It may not be the silver bullet that I'm looking for, but change is almost always a good thing.
Cover and Bobby Straightedge:
The start of a unit, with a pocket and vocabulary Frayer models.
I think I'll have my students set up for the upcoming unit for homework after they take their unit test. It'll be something simple to reset their heads after a test. I also want to have some sort of progress tracker organized by standard or objective, and a place for them to record their scores and revision scores.