As you prep for your new year, let's not foget the focus of LFS and how important it has been to our classroom instructional practices over the past few years. One topic I always liked to see kids using is foldables. I know the tech guy in my is screaming "use the computer", but the teacher in me knows how important manipulatives are for students. So, I found a couple of foldable web sites that may inspire you to use them again or come up with your own. “Foldables” are basically 3 D graphic organizers. Graphic organizers are great tools to help students categorize content in a way to make it more accessible and meaningful to them.
Check These Sites Out:
http://foldables.wikispaces.com/ This is a wiki- click on your content area on the left
http://www.dinah.com/manipulatives.php The one and onlyDinah from Dinah-Might Adventures
http://www.irvingisd.net/sciencecenter/curriculum/foldables/Foldables.pdf Dinah's Basic Folds
http://www.paperfoldables.com/ Print these out and let your students create a story or play
http://pages.sbcglobal.net/cdefreese/foldables/ Math foldables
http://ushistory.pwnet.org/links/foldables.php US History
http://hcpstraining.org/instruction/ss/resources_files/ss_foldables_read_first.htm Social Studies foldables
http://www.box.net/services/ipaper_by_scribd/102/128888753/9d549b/foldable_20pdf/shared/7agbycm808 High School Econ
http://www.homeschoolshare.com/lapbooking_resources.php GREAT Site with Templates- One of my Fav's
Now, Just for fun I can not resist this one. I grew up in the 80's and was a fan of the King of Pop. So click on the link below, print it out, and JUST BEAT IT!
With that, I've gotta stop! I just can't top that one-- GOOD NIGHT ALL.