Thursday, October 8, 2015

Five For Friday! #FAVmonth #Freebie

Hey!  Hey!  Hey!  It is OFFICIALLY October … :)  AND my FAV month!  I love the costumes … and being scared…  and the candy … and pumpkin EVERYTHING… AHHHH pure bliss!  AND best of all, we are finally in full swing in room 207!  YAY, for October!  

I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five For Friday… check out some of my week!  


I am a HUGE fan of using THINK-PAIR-SHARE in my classroom.  I think that every student in my classroom benefits from this strategy and I use it often!  It does not matter the level of the child or their English proficiency… they have an opportunity to share with a partner, which is WAY less intimidating than volunteering in front of the class!  As a teacher, I am able to lean in to hear my little friends' thinking and know if they are on the right track!  It gives students confidence to speak in front of their peers!  Also, hearing my students use accountable talk and being respectful is SOOOO AMAZING!  :)  #FAVstrategy 


I started creating a NEW product on place value that I am soooooo excited about.  I have been collecting clipart for this piece, but was not motivated.  My creativeness is NOW in full swing.  #PLACEvaluePARTY


I introduced some new games this week.  This game is practicing our math facts.  We are calling it Monster FACTS, because there are monsters in the pack that steal your cards back! :)  #gamesMOTIVATE #socialSKILLS #teambuilding


Soooo… I saw this quote on instagram and instantly became OBSESSED.  I projected this on my board today and asked my students what they thought it meant!  #growthmindset #powerOFpostivethinking 

I think that it is important to teach students to work hard and to ALWAYS try their best.  SO important!  BE PROUD of what you do!  Are YOU proud of your work?!?

GRAB these posters… CLICK HERE!  AND… start MOTIVATING your students!


Why… hello!

I seriously AM addicted to nail polish hahahhaha :)  

Well… I hope everyone enjoys their long weekend!  I know I will!  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Math Workshop #BringitON!

This week we kicked off Math Workshop…it is a work in progress getting all of my little friends into the routines/procedures of the workshop model.  But we went for it!  We begin math everyday on the rug for a mini-lesson, then we break into four groups that rotate around different stations, and come back to the rug for a short closing.  I am a HUGE fan of math workshop because I am able to pull guided groups.  In these guided groups, I am meeting with my students in a small group which allows me to meet their needs!  I feel like I am able to reach my students better and have seen better overall success with this model! 

Sooo… what is everyone else doing when I am pulling groups?  They are working in stations around the classroom.  On my chart^^ (up there) you can see the different rotations.  I am sorry that my chart isn't the cutest thing you have ever seen!  But, the clip art is … thanks Kate Hadfield Designs!

SO we kicked off our workshop with some fun learning!!!  Check it out ...
Seat Work - An extension of teacher time and what the focus lesson is -
Math Games - which is currently War a FAV place value game… you can find that here! - We are working on how to play games and that games are for learning and not for winning #myboysAREcompetitive 
Back Table - which is where different math stations are - this week we are working on even and odd and true/false -  The even and odd is a freebie from The Bubbly Blond, check that out here!  The true/false is from my Let's Get Back 2 Work Centers, grab that here!  

The best part of math workshop is that my students are cheering for math time and truly loving it!  :)  Tomorrow is Friday!  YAY!