A story for you first...
As I was holding my hole puncher waiting to punch someone's (behavior) card....
can you guess it???
A COCKROACH crawled OUT of my hole puncher and onto my ARM!!!
C'mon!!! Yesterday - one crawled out of my "neighbor's" paper towel dispenser and onto her arm!! ahh!!!
So this is why we have to pack EVERYTHING!!!
I'm serious - EVERYTHING. Even our pods, which houses the junk that has been there since I was in grade school...lol..They think they're breeding behind our bulletin boards and such, so they're even taking those down over the summer....
It's good we're finally "forced" to purge, but now I'm feeling even more pressure for the end of the year - bc I don't like going in on that last teacher planning day....
So this week, we've been working on my Goldilocks Unit - they kids are having a lot of fun!!
Although....today we started writing our letter as Goldilocks....I about wanted to PULL MY HAIR OUT!!!
It's like these kids FORGOT how to write a sentence.
"sleeping in your bed"
yes. That is an example.
"broke baddy bear chair"
Another FINE example.
Yes - you can picture this as me...I finally just said "OK! Put everything BACK into your writing folder - we're DONE!" (yes, done - not finished...that's a pet peeve of mine, but today we were DONE like a turkey! ahhhh!!! lol)
Anyone else feel like that right now?!? PLEASE tell me you do - lol.
Anyway...onto math centers - they've been practicing word problems...
And graphing/analyzing the data....
And Ordering and Comparing numbers...
This math center isn't part of my Goldilocks unit...I found this (a whole class set already copied off - apparently, I never got to it last year) while trying to clean out BOTH of my filing cabinets...yes, I have TWO full filing cabinets. What? I've been teaching for almost 10 years, and I've taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th! Although, I don't ever want to go back to 4th and 5th - I love the littles (most days), so I'm weeding out and passing it on to my friends :)
Sorry - back on track. I actually did this at my teacher table - we use decks of cards and they create either the smallest or greatest number, whatever the directions tell them to, and then they compare the numbers.
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The pack contains pages that are 1 and 2 digits, 2 and 3 digits, and 3 and 4 digits...so you can use them all year, differentiate, or just use the ones that fit your grade level. :)
My friend and I created these a few years ago - you know her...she's my science and art and craft guru that I always talk about?? lol
Speaking of her....
Last week during FCAT, she had her students do some art...
You know the American Gothic picture?
I'm sure you do - it's this one...
Anyway - she had her students create their own versions!
This one is hers...isn't she so skilled??
I love the universe one (this was actually made by one of my students I had in 3rd!)
And the cheerleader is cute on this one! ha!!
Ok, must go start my nightly routine...hope to make a dent in the 190 posts on my google reader too! :)
Hope y'all had a Terrific Tuesday!