Sunday, September 14, 2014

A Peek at My Week

You know that feeling when you wake up on Monday at 5:00 and the next think you know it's Sunday night and you're about to wake up on Monday, again?!  Or, in other words, does anyone know the feeling of pure exhaustion?!  Honestly, this has been the craziest start to a school year I have had in my eight years as a teacher, and I'm struggling to keep up!

I am taking a few minutes to link up with Mrs. Laffin's Laughings for the wonderful A Peek At My Week Linky.  So, here's what I have going on this week...



This will be week 6 with my sweet babies, and we are already wrapping up our first unit, which was place value.  I have to say, I miss the comfort of third grade, but I really enjoy the content of fourth grade math.  Teaching two advanced classes gives me the opportunity to try some really neat things that I plan on sharing with you all soon. Here are just a few snapshots of my fourth grade lovies over the past few weeks,  They are doing a great job with cooperative learning and communicating their math ideas :)



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I am so excited to be able to share that my class and I have received our first DOnor's Choose grant!  Our rugs and math manipulatives arrived on Friday, and this week my students will begin writing thank you notes and documenting how the materials help with personal growth in mathematics.  We are so excited to send out thank you packages to the donors who believe in mathematics education!

On Wednesday, I am beginning measurement with two of my classes.  I. Am. So. Excited!  I love teaching measurement,  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!  We are beginning with the metric system, and I absolutely cannot wait for my students to create, explore, and discover measurement concepts.  Pictures to come for sure!  

On Friday I have to plan for a sub (booo) because I have been selected to serve on a state committee to create test sample questions for our state assessment.  I hate being out, but I guess this will give me an opportunity to give my students a "review" day.

Our state has suggested that our district use Eureka Math as a guide for math curriculum.  Not, I am not the biggest fan of mandated curriculums or teaching from a book, so I have to tweak things a bit and make my lessons meaningful for my kiddos.  So, to go along with our measurement unit, my project for this weekend was to create some task cards, hands-on activities, and student evaluations that "go along" with our Math Module 2. I think my students will enjoy these tasks, and I am excited to implement some of the task cards into my Guided Math rotation.





Have a good week!

1 comment:

  1. I just signed up for my first Donors Choose project. And I'm thinking that a carpet should be my next one!
    Ryan
    The Disneyfied Teacher

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