Wednesday, 11 October 2017


Today, in second grade, we have worked collaboratively. The challenge we were asked was how to convert

into geometric bodies.

It is a very difficult  to turn a flat shape into a three-dimensional body

First, draw the flat shape. Then, we took a geometric body and thought about the relationship between flat shape and geometric body. And finally, we try to make bodies in three dimensions. For example, you can get a cube (geometric body) with six squares (flat figure).

Here you have the development of some geometric bodies:

Monday, 9 October 2017

Layers of the Earth

Elementary students have represented the Earth's layers using plasticine. 

They have then put the name of each layer with a label

Patricia Rodríguez and José Ignacio Maide.

Saturday, 7 October 2017

Class Dojo + Lego Minifigures

ClassDojo, from which you have probably heard and read a lot, is a classroom management platform involving both students and teachers as well as parents. One of the most successful educational gamification tools in the world, and in August 2015 exceeded 35 million users. Just type it on Google to find Class Dojo in your language (this is the LINK to the British version).

Its objective is to allow the teacher to manage a school classroom based on scores on the behaviour of the children, offering an open interface, very attractive and simple to use and that, in addition, is customizable to the needs of each classroom, each subject and of each teacher. If a student does a brilliant job he will earn points; on the contrary, if it annoys the companions, we can subtract them to his account. And this is just a couple of examples: in ClassDojo, teachers are the ones who decide what sum, what subtraction and in what amounts, and, of course, it depends on the assignment of all these points.

As you can imagine, this tool is, by itself, quite attractive for children, but to go a little further still, in my second grade classes, we have given a "monetary" value to points and children can change the points by parts of a LEGO MINIFIGURE: for every 20 points they can get the legs, the body or a head. 

When the LEGO MINIFIGURE is complete, they can start buying accessories: helmets, magic wands, animals, hats ...

Everybody; parents, students and teachers are enjoying a lot. The parents of my group who are very cooperative, have bought LEGO MINIFIGURES of each child and then I use them in the classroom u as explained before.