Saturday, March 5, 2011

Captain Denominator

Friday I turned my classroom into a fraction factory.  The kids walked through a crepe paper curtain and a welcome sign to find a classroom covered in festive twinkly lights and guitar music.  I was wearing a Hershey Kiss Costume and giving all the kids "Numerator" nametags.  We looked at bags of skittles and figured out what the fractions were that were hidden in the bag.  We also broke apart Hershey Bars and played with them as well.  The kids did a great job! I  played up that I was a guest teacher and that Mrs. Rubrecht had given me notes as to where everyone sits and what all we needed to get done.  They knew their regular teacher was the taking the morning off and would be back after music class. 

I had a room full of kids who weren't quite sure if they should believe that Captian Denominator was real or not.  It was like when you are pretty sure Santa isn't real anymore but you aren't quite ready to ask your parents about it.  They kept asking why we wore the same glasses or had the same shoes or how long we have been friends.  I would say things like (we have so much in common, we are great friends, we have been friends for 30 years).  They just gave me the "tilted puppy dog" head and smiled.  Imagination is a wonderful thing!

1 comment:

  1. You are an awesome teacher, Alyson! They are so fortunate to have you! Lauri