Mini-Books with a Big Impact
I love interactive notebooks, but sometimes they are challenging because of the time it takes to cut and paste everything. So, I am always looking for opportunities to get the fun of interactive notebooks without the hassle.
One opportunity came when we were studying geometry last year in third grade. As I was looking at our geometry unit, I realized that most of geometry in third grade is vocabulary. Once kids understand this vocabulary, they can use it in the geometry lessons in the later grades.
In order to help my students focus on this vocabulary, I made fun little mini-books with all of the vocabulary they would need to know. The books are made using just one piece of paper and one cut. Folding them can be a bit tricky, but it is still much faster than a traditional interactive notebook.
I didn't come up with the idea for putting the book together. It came from clairefolkman:the blog. You can click on the link to get to the original post on how to make the mini-books.
What I love about these books is that the kids have all of the information they need at their fingertips. It is also something new and different which makes it more fun for the kids.
We would make a book during the first 15 minutes of a math lesson. Kids could then use the books as they worked on their assignment.
You can try out the books for free with my Geometry Mini-Book Freebie:
Or, you can purchase all of the books for just $3.
You can win a free copy of all of the Geometry Mini-Books! Just comment below. I will give away three copies on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Good luck!