I sent the first draft of the Magnetic Puzzle to the printer last night. I am SUPER excited to start using this material with my students. I often wish that I had considered curriculum development when I was an elementary school teacher. Sometimes I can't fall asleep at night because I am thinking about new ways to teach something.
I have also created a new page for the puzzle under the materials section of the website. This is where you will find games that use the puzzle. The first game is up already (dictation). As we use the puzzle I will determine if we need more of some symbols and less of others.
On a side note, but still related, my 4 and 5 year olds saw the puzzle drafts that I had printed on plain paper and decided to cut them up before school yesterday. In the afternoon I helped them make an interval symbols chart. They are very into "projects" right now and this definitely fulfilled that role.
SAHM by day; ByzB curriculum developer by night. My career was in teaching: kindergarten, first grade, bilingual reading, Suzuki piano, and Music Mind Games. Now I paint icons and spend lots of time making materials on the computer. My greatest joy is directing my students in their learning. This blog documents the process and provides a space for my other ramblings as well.