Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Pompeii Inspired 6th Grade Mosaics

My sixth graders will be learning about Rome and Pompeii so I thought it would be a great time to introduce Mosaics. We watched a quick video about Pompeii via YouTube (seriously what did we do before it??) and talked about radial symmetry and looked at some examples.

I got pounds of broken pottery from Resource Warehouse (for two dollars a bag) and used the same grout I used for my gnome project. We then took hammers and tile nipper to break up the pottery even more...Don't worry safety glasses were involved! The kids loved it pretty soon all our ceramic pieces were broken into perfect sizes.

Students and teachers brought plastic lids from home to glue their pieces to. * Next time I would works with something that didn't bend as much, the lids tend to break apart the grout even after it dried.

The next class period I demo'ed how to apply the grout and had select students teach others how to do it. Not only did this give them ownership of the project, it freed up time for me to go around to students who needed extra help.

If you would like to use our rubric that we use for assessment, click here
Half way through the week, hope it has been excellent!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Teacher Outfit Tuesday: Thrifted and Gifted Edition

 I didn't mean to take such a long hiatus from Teacher Outfit Tuesday. But truth be told, for the first five weeks I was just trying to stay afloat with a School/ Life balance. Hopefully I am back on track!
 Sweater: Boden, Thrifted
Shirt: Ann Taylor Loft, Thrifted
Scarf: Portugal Market, Gifted
Corduroy Pants: Old Navy, Thrifted
Polka Dot Flat: Gifted

What are you wearing lately?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Friday Loves

I have been really enjoying this series on Netflix. So Cute!
This necklace is so beautiful!
This book has been speaking to my heart so much.
I have been waiting till the end of Summer to buy a bathing suit. Thank you J.Crew Factory for fulfilling my budget friendly bathing suit dreams.
SO SO SO excited about this swap!

What are you loving this week?


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