Tuesday, August 31, 2010


This year I am teaching 4 classes at our local co-op. Yes, four! Well, two of them are the same class - it was just too big so we had to open a second session. I'll be telling you more about my classes, but for now I wanted to introduce you to my GEMS class.

GEMS stands for Great Explorations in Math and Science. In this class, we will be doing various units created by GEMS. Our first unit is Bubble-ology.

My class is for 5th-7th graders. We have a limit of 8 students per class and this one currently has 7 students. Bubble-ology is a great study about... bubbles! For the first class, we were trying to make bubbles out of various items that you can find around the house. I was amazed that one girl made bubbles out of paper towels! She just rolled it into a tube and was able to blow bubbles! Creative!

Our co-op is at a house in the country. We have 7 rooms (I think) and this is my room. Since I only teach 2 hours on Tuesday and 2 on Thursday, I share it with a few other teachers. I think this was the dining area - it is right behind the kitchen. It has a tile floor and a sink since I teach messy classes.
Our favorite new bubble-maker is a fly swatter! Alex & I played with the bubbles at home and here she is demonstrating the fly swatter bubbler. (It was brand new.) I'm excited about this class and the kids had a great first day!


Rhonda said...

Very neat! I love the big room that you will be working in. I wanna go to your class!

Sherri said...

We have two great co-ops here. I know it would be a good thing to do, but I just don't know if I have time to plan a class outside of what I am already doing. I also worry about fitting all of our work into 4 days a week. I just haven't figured out how to work it out. How do you do it?
Your daughter is growing up..so cute!!

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