Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Foldables-A Strategy for Learning at Forest Elementary School

On Wednesday, November 5, 2008, FES will participate in a Foldables workshop. Participants will learn the basics of Foldable making and how they can assit students with learning material. Foldables are adaptable at any grade level and across all subject areas. FES faculty will leave with multiple ideas for immediate use with their students--all housed in one 11X17 Shutterfold book. Participants are sure to enjoy this Make-It, Take-It style workshop.

Participants who post a comment on the Foldable Blog describing what Foldable you used and how you used it with your students will receive 3 recertification points. The deadline for posting your Foldable comment is December 12.

Tuesday Folder Foldable

Monday, while I was filing Tuesday Folder papers to be sent home, I came across one sixth grade students' Tom Sawyer book report Foldable project. At first sight, this project looked like any other report, but when I opened it up, a pop-up book appeared. Actually, it had multiple pages that had been glued together. With each page, there were multiple pop-ups. Each page showed the infamous scenes from the novel along with the sixth graders review, interpretation, and summary of what they had read. I was very impressed with this eleven year olds' work. This project made me realize that Foldables allow students to individualize their work. Students may be learning the same material, but Foldables allow students to create unique projects that are different from other students in their class. I took my 'Big Book of United States History Foldables' completely apart, placed them in clear pocket sleeves, and put them in a binder for students to view and get ideas from. By doing this, students can choose the Foldable they would like to make without damaging my book.