Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Foldables-A Strategy for Learning at Forest Elementary School



On Wednesday, November 5, 2008, FES will participate in a Foldables workshop. Participants will learn the basics of Foldable making and how they can assit students with learning material. Foldables are adaptable at any grade level and across all subject areas. FES faculty will leave with multiple ideas for immediate use with their students--all housed in one 11X17 Shutterfold book. Participants are sure to enjoy this Make-It, Take-It style workshop.

Participants who post a comment on the Foldable Blog describing what Foldable you used and how you used it with your students will receive 3 recertification points. The deadline for posting your Foldable comment is December 12.

8 comments:

lboman said...

We use foldables weekly in our classroom. However, I really liked seeing the Venn Diagram as a foldable. That was new to me. We often make the foldable as a part of the student's interactive notebook.

Anonymous said...

The workshop was very informative to someone who does not use foldables in the PE setting. I am in the process of figuring out how to use this concept with stations and volleyball. My concern is the time factor of having only 30 minutes everytime I meet with each class--that's if the class is on time and the other class has left. It's a work in progress!!!

Ann said...

The foldable workshop at Forest Elementary was really good. I used a 3 flap foldable and had my students write what they have learned about the 3 Native American tribes we have studied. I pulled pictures from the computer of the 3 different homes for the tribes then copied them for each student. The students cut them out and glued one on each flap. Then the students wrote about the transportation, occupation, plant life, region, homes, climate, and land. They really enjoyed this activity and it kept them very engaged.

Ann Chafin

Becky Hight said...

This week, third grade made a version of the 4-door foldable. We cut 11 doors into our shutter fold. Then, we wrote a mulitiplication fact on each door for our 2 times table. We wrote the answer under each door. The kids are using their foldable to study these facts in place of flashcards. My students really enjoyed this activity!

coulsons said...

Glad to see things we've been using actually have a name! We have used the foldables several times in Science for 4th Grade. Most recently we used the "Tab Book" for illustrating, labeling and defining the types of circuits. We then glued these into our INB. I'm planning to add these to my Math plans as well!

Anonymous said...

My Name is Sharyn Papet and I teach students with autism ranging in age from 10-12 years old. My students made a shutter foldable to use as a review tool. The students are learning about Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. On their individual shutter foldables they pasted a PECS Boardmaker symbol/picture of George Washington of the left shutter. On the right side of their shutter, they each pasted the Abraham Lincoln icon/symbol from Boardmaker. Within the shutter, they had to cut, sort and glue the 4 PECS symbol descriptors about each President. They have been studying these two presidents for about 4 weeks. They will need to use the foldable to practice their knowledge that they will later defend as part of their VAAP portfolio. Next week, they will make another shutter foldable to help remember/review Betsy Ross and Pocahontas. I enjoyed using the foldable and the students will use it to practice their concepts while they are working hard at school-New London Academy. Posted November 14, 2008
Thanks!!

Megan Knight said...

For Thanksgiving, my kindergarten class did a shudderfold foldable. This was used for a review of all the information we had learned about Thanksgiving...covering the "who, what, when, where, and why." The children did a wonderful job folding the 11x17 paper independently, gluing the various papers in place, writing to fill in the blanks, drawing and matching pictures to text. We even did it in 40 minutes! We all enjoyed it!

Karen Nuzzo said...

I have used the tabbed book foldables idea in my 5 & 6 grade art classes. The students are trying to take notes on a very vocabulary-rich DVD describing the Elements of Art and the Principles of Design. This is a great way for them to organize the new vocabulary words and the definitions which they must take note of during the playing of the DVD. The workshop was truly enjoyable and it has me thinking of "book-making" in art. The manipulative element has a lot of appeal when faced with all those kinesthetic learners.