Sunday, January 5, 2014

A Peek At My Week

Tonight I am linking up with Jennifer at Mrs. Laffin's Laughings to give you a sneak peek into my week ahead.

Tomorrow, I return to work after two luxurious weeks of relaxation, family, pajamas, procrastination, and of course, extreme snacking at all hours of the day.  I have to be honest and say that I am not looking forward to the meetings we have scheduled, especially since I'm in charge of the third grade math agenda.  I guess this blog post is a form of procrastination...

Monday and Tuesday are also supposed to be some of the coldest days so far this year in Louisiana. Tomorrow, the low is supposed to be 12.....12!!!  Ok, I do feel a little guilty complaining about that because some of you have been blogging about the negative temperatures and the snow.  You all are better people than I because I am a total wimp when it comes to cold weather. This week will definitely entail lots of scarves and coffee!  Coffee is the only thing that gets me through dark, dreary, cold days.  

Tuesday will be exciting because I will get to see my kiddos for the first time since December 19.  Though I was ready for a break from the madness, I am ready to see some smiling, eager faces.  I cannot wait to dive into some exciting lessons with these babies!

One of my goals this year has been to incorporate more forms of Formative Assessment into my math lessons.  I have been reading Page Keeley and Cheryl Rose Tobey's book, Mathematics Formative Assessment and have really loved some of the strategies and techniques that they suggest using.  This week my plan is to begin blogging at least once a week on a successful formative assessment strategy that worked for me and my students. I hope this will be helpful to some of you.  Anyone already familiar with Page Keeley and her formative assessment strategies for math?

Other than the above, my week should be pretty slow.  Grad school doesn't begin until after MLK Day and my house is actually clean :)  

If you have a blog, don't forget to link up and tell everyone what you're up to this week.  Stay warm, everyone!


  1. Cold is cold, no matter where you live! Hope you had a great first day back. :) Welcome to the blogging world! You're going to love it here. I am your newest follower and am looking forward to following your journey. Hope you will like up again next Sunday! :)

    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

    1. Jennifer, thank your for your support! I am looking forward to learning from you :)

  2. Hi Maegan!
    Great post...will be following & waiting for your posts about formative assessment. Which scares me a bit to be honest lol!
    I love instagram so hoping we'll chat on there too!
    Proud to be Primary

    1. Elyse,

      Great! I hope you enjoy the formative assessment posts. I am planning out my first idea, now :) I am all for chatting on Instagram, too! So glad we've connected!

  3. I just found your blog and I am SO stinkin' excited! I also teach 3rd grade and I am in Alabama... not too far away from you! We are also experiencing insanely cold temperatures right now. I can't handle it! I live in the SOUTH because it is supposed to be warm! Hah!

    Excited to follow your blog!
    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

    1. Ms. Smith,

      Yay! I love meeting other third grade bloggers! is sooo cold! Our school is actually closed tomorrow, which doesn't happen often at all! I am so thrilled that you found me, and I cannot wait to check out your blog! Looking forward to chatting, soon :)


  4. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my Facebook page I am glad you found me. I look forward to checking back here often! GO BRONCOS!