My niece attends Gonzaga University and we are pretty excited about the Bulldogs making it into the NCAA basketball championship! Ms Croucher, a teacher at Brandon Gate Public School, brought March Madness into her math classroom!
Reading her twitter posts at @MsCroucher3A, it is evident that she is a teacher who cares about the success of her students. As a hook to get her kids excited, she divided them into brackets, similar to the NCAA tournament brackets. Fun!
Hmm, I wonder if she had them practice skip counting by twos and threes:-)
A gifted teacher takes what is happening in the world and integrates it into the classroom. Hats off to Ms Croucher.
(The picture links to Ms Croucher's twitter page.)
Update - My opinion of Ms Croucher went up another notch this afternoon. I truly selfless teacher shares her inspiration. I received a note from her sharing that she got the idea from Mr Wigmore. (It sounds like the school is filled with awesome teachers!)