To celebrate my ginormous overnight increase in RSS subscribers, I was thinking about some ways to get my posts a bit more audience participation. I truly appreciate everyone that comments, and I was hoping to get more people involved.
So, here is my idea (in really big letters):
I will pose a question, and then give my own answer, and then I welcome everyone else to submit their own responses to this question.
So here's the question:
Within the material that you teach (or have taught), what is your favorite topic and why?
For me, there are several aspects of the math curriculum that I enjoy teaching. This week in fact is one of my favorite topics, geometry, which at a third-grade level, is identifying two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes. It's hard to get kids to differentiate between pyramids and prisms, but it's always enjoyable and relatively simple.
But I have to say that my favorite part of the year comes when science class focuses on the solar system. I really enjoy talking about planets and demonstrating what rotations and revolutions look like. And when I name of some of the moons of the other planets, like Phobos and Deimos, Ganymede, Io, etc, the kids go into hysterics. Which is quite ironic, considering some of the names these kids have been blessed with by their parents.
I also like talking about the solar system because I get to mask my giggle fits when the kids start talking about Uranus.
OK, the floor is open to discussion! Thanks in advance to all participants -- no lurking allowed!!