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Confessions of a Bookaholic

Published 8 months ago by Ann Baker


So, there I was in Morphett Vale East School’s staffroom looking at the social book club collection and what did I spy but these two books….

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I thought it was quite funny really because as you saw in the recent Nose Pixies blog post I closed off with a finger print activity. What more excuse do I need to buy more books? Well ... none of course!

I had to buy them.

These two books are quite inspiring and could be used as a wonderful springboard into some great problematized situations. I have lots of blog posts on problematised situations including ones on everyday situations, snakes and owls.

For those students still developing fine motor coordination fingerprint making offers a very accessible way into creating diagrams and representations - rather than having to draw or diagram a problem.

The following pages give some starters. I can feel a very multiplicative poodle problem coming along, or a simple counting collections (eggs) problem.

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Use the pages as springboards not as step-by-step to-do’s and see what unfolds.

For more info about problematized situations consider undertaking our online Problematized Situations Course.

Also, please, pretty please, let me know if you have fun with finger prints. The guide at the beginning of the book has suggestions for making prints and smears and whole hand prints. Use my I Love Books Facebook post to tell me what happened! I love hearing from you all!

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