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Fun Fridays!

posted Jul 26, 2013, 1:22 PM by Kathryn Behling   [ updated Jul 30, 2013, 6:25 AM ]
9th graders are a special breed of high schooler.  Their brains are still in middle school, but their bodies are in my high school classroom. 
 
My first and second years teaching, I found myself with year long Algebra 1 classes.  That means I saw the students for 90 minutes a day, 5 days a week, all year long.  This can be rough! 
 
About halfway through the year, I realized that I had to do something to give my students a break at the end of the week while they were still learning.  This is where Fun Fridays came from. 
 
The Setup: 
  • I put my students in groups of 4 with one strong, two weak, and three middle level students. 
  • They spend 12 minutes per station for 5 stations. 
  • One station is always an application station.
  • Each group only has 3 cards that they can use to ask the teacher a question - they must rely on each other!
  • At the end of the rotation, the students turn in their papers for a homework grade.
  • Each student then takes a short quiz.  All of the questions come from the their stations.  I have 4 levels of quizzes that go to the 4 different levels of students. 
  • The student's quiz grade is 1/2 their own grade and 1/2 their group average.
  • The students always have a writing homework assignment.
The Fun Fridays activity I am uploading for you today is one I did towards the end of the year consisting of a lot of review.  Enjoy!
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Kathryn Behling,
Jul 26, 2013, 1:22 PM
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Kathryn Behling,
Jul 26, 2013, 1:22 PM
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Kathryn Behling,
Jul 26, 2013, 1:22 PM
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Jul 26, 2013, 1:22 PM
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Kathryn Behling,
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