Monday, March 10, 2014

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 10

The Good: 
It's March. It's still below freezing in the mornings with the wind chills. It's getting old, fast.

But. The sunsets. Oh the sunsets. They're the icing on the cold cake. Look at this - unedited stunner.

The Random:
Random, but amazing. In December, we had did a "friendly letter" unit in Writer's Workshop. One of my kiddos is a figure skater and he wrote to Scott Hamilton. Well, Scott Hamilton responded - personally! He sent an autographed picture and hand written note - amazing!!

The Fun:
I had seen an idea on pinterest ages ago about using "Twister" in the classroom - this one idea had it being used as a multiplication game. I knew my class would love it - and oh did we! It was a fun excersise for their minds and bodies and we all had a good chuckle over using the game as a review before our unit test (which they rocked!).



   

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15 thoughts on the matter:

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

The sunsets really have been so beautiful this winter...and I love that take on Twister!

Sarah Carletti said... {Reply}

Can I be your student?!

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

That's so cool about Scott Hamilton!! Wow!! Twister math sounds like so much fun!!

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said... {Reply}

How neat the Scott Hamilton responded to the letter and sent back an autographed photo. :)

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

I bet your 3rd grader is so excited and how very awesome of Scott to respond! Your classroom is so fun. I love when you pin school stuff, because I repin, as you must know!

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Absolutely stunning sky! What a treat it must have been for your student when Scott replied to... wow!

You are one cool teacher --making maths fun with Twister. =)

Nicki said... {Reply}

We had a sky very similar the other evening - it was nearly striped with pink and blue. I am continually impressed with Scott Hamilton's character - he is, and has always been, a class act.

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said... {Reply}

Stunning sky - you know I'm a sucker for the pink clouds. Have not seen those in quite some time. Beautiful!!!

Party of 5 said... {Reply}

Beautiful sky...fum twister game and the random is totally awesome, especially for that student. Thanks for hosting T :)

Renae of Simple Sequins said... {Reply}

Great things Tamar! Gorgeous sunset, cool Scott and multiplication twister, who knew? hahahaha.

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Kathy McB said... {Reply}

Wow...great idea to use the Twister for a math game!

Rainey said... {Reply}

That's really cool that Scott Hamilton wrote back!! I love him so much! I remember going to see Stars on Ice when he was doing a routine to Figaro and did that back flip. So awesome.

Nish said... {Reply}

Loved the twister... and wonderful shot of sunset!

Have a great week ahead.

packmom said... {Reply}

I just love sunsets like that.

Kimberly Vensel said... {Reply}

Love that sunset! And a reply from Scott Hamilton is so cool! Fun twist on Twister! (yeah, that was pretty corny) :)