Monday, January 05, 2004

Success!! OK - for today:

In math class we made tetrahedral pyramids. What fun! For the most part, the students did great with using their compasses to make arcs and create equilateral triangles. The biggest obstacle to success for all of them: inability, or unwillingness, to follow to directions! I don't know what the solution is - they want their hands held every step of the way, no matter what we do. It is like they are so afraid of failure they are unwilling to attempt anything independently.

But on the upside, as I babysat them through the process, they were successful, and made comments like, "This is the funnest thing we've done all year!" "COOL!" "Hey! Look at mine!!"

Another "I love my job" genuine day....

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