Principal observing me for PDAS- suggestions?

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  1. iloveschool

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    I am being observed during a math review over patterns on Friday. I would like to have some fun activities to do. Here are some of my ideas-
    1. have students physically do an activity- example- clap clap hop
    2. have students make a pattern from unifix cubes
    3. frootloop neclace that follows a pattern
    Any other ideas??? Thanks!!!!
     
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  3. teacherintexas

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    What grade?
     
  4. iloveschool

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    So sorry- that would be helpful!! First grade
     
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    I would do a mini lesson on patterns with the whole class doing rhythmic patterns such as the clap clap stomp you mentioned. Then you could challenge them to make that same pattern using cubes.
    Then they could...?
     
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    I would not use the fruitloops. They could cause way too much excitement. I like the other ideas you have. I have also used a technique call what's my rule. Put a few patterns on the board and ask students what might come next and they can express how they found the pattern. If you have time at the end consider using a few of your quieter students and create a pattern with them like boy, boy, girl, girl or shirt color, hair color. Have students create a group. Just some more ideas. Good luck
     

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