This is going to be a short post (but with lots of sidebar convo! Sorry about that - ha!).
It was beautiful outside today (I'm thinking it MAY be a beach day tomorrow!! whoop, whoop!!), but I did manage to get my math centers for next week finished! whew! I have to get my stuff ready to print by Saturdays because I print them at the UPS store and they're closed Sundays...psht! lol
We're starting our Topic 13 next week (enVision, anyone??)...well, reviewing since I've pretty much already taught that topic throughout the year. So, while I'm busy teaching Topic 12 (capacity...STUPID that they teach customary and metric in the same topic...really??? AND in all of FIVE lessons. ha!!) in whole group and small group, my kids can be reviewing these skills in centers...
There are 4 centers for students to practice place value in 10s and 100s, as well as skip counting.
- Place value with the Hundreds - matching numbers to place value blocks...This can also be used as a Read the Room or a game of Scoot!
- Changing Numbers with Tens and Hundreds - 10 more/less with tens and/or hundreds, and 100 more/less with hundreds
- Missing Numbers with Tens and Hundreds
- Skip counting 2s, 5s, and 3s
This is great for 2nd/3rd grade, but 1st graders will be able to do a lot of it too!
38 pages for $2
But I just got Michelle's new Pudgy Clipart - isn't it cute?!?
I think these might be my last centers for a while - well, besides Easter/Spring....lol. I know I've been crankin' out a lot lately, and I still have so many more ideas! :) But now report cards are due soon, and I've STILL got to write more on my PGP - which is also stupid because I had a senior intern AND I was gone for 2 months, so how my kids are doing is not really a reflection on how I'm teaching...ah!! Whatever. At least it's a trial year for this new system - anyone else out there on this Pay for Performance deal??? Yeah - how are we supposed to do peer evaluations if I'm teaching the same time my teammates are - and in my plannings, I have meetings?!!? AND how are they going to have money to fund this, when they can't fund paying our National Board Certified Teachers (I'm included in that!) or they keep cutting our budgets for "extras" like copies! lol
Sorry, I got on my soapbox...but I'd love to hear how it's going if you're in an area that does Pay for Performance.