|"Look at the colors and how they swirl."|
|"When two bubbles join, |
a flat 'wall' forms between them instead of a rounded 'wall.' " Hmm.
|"Bubble inside of a bubble!" |
"Hey, you could actually measure a bubble after it pops instead of before it pops! Look at the table!"
These are the benefits I see (after only one week) with the IdeaPaint tables:
--Each child has something to DO while talking & working in the group and this something involves color and creative CHOICES on the table--choices with color, size of space, organization format, and more.
--I see fun moments occur between kids/teachers; increased social interactions and chances for new friendships
--We will still write on paper and on the computer at anytime, but brainstomring, drawing maps, drawing metaphors, and starting rough drafts (not to mention doing math!) is FUN, engaging, and hands-on on the whiteboard table spaces! It's an amazing new tool to be able to differentiate with!
We need more markers and cleaning spray! Wow!I send home notes to parents in our daily news asking for donations of markers either to their own kids and/or to the class. It won't be long and our markers will be DONE!
Kids are starting to bring in their own markers sets so they have many color choices!
|This group of 4 worked together on different parts of the table as a whole.|
|Colorful; complete chart; BUBBLE LETTERS (ha!),|
pictures of bubbles
|Lots of ideas here!|
|Bigger writing; bold! Black and red.|
|Black and blue. |
Measure and change instead of DV and IV.
|Pictures to go along with ideas|
|This group planned a theme; sectioned their table into triangles!|
|Here is another view of that table! |
They added a Spongebob to each section. We had some laughs. :)
|Neat and tidy. Two colors.|
|Lines drawn with ruler. Neat. Orderly.|
|Black and red. Free form.|
Extra time spent making it stand out. :)
|A student's note about IdeaPaint in our classroom. |
You mix THIS into THAT to paint the tables! You can see the reference to it here. :)