I missed last month because I couldn't get my act together but it's time to link up with
I have a few different things to share with you this week. I certainly don't feel like I've been very creative or crafty of late--so much to do. So little time.
My student teacher started this week, and I always like to put a little something together for them to make them feel welcome. I take being a cooperative teacher really seriously...what we do for them can impact 25 students a year for 35 years! That's a pretty awe-inspiring thought...so I really try to do what I can to get them ready to be their very best.
Recently I've been cooking (and eating) a LOT. Spaghetti with meatballs...roast beef...apple bread...cookies. Not. Good. I love how I can avoid doing pretty much any work as soon as I walk through my kitchen. Sigh.
I've been pretty busy making stuff for my classroom and thought you might benefit too...here are a few things that I have made in the last few months in case you are interested. It's strange how every year is such a different group of students...there may be 24 fourth graders every year, but each year has SUCH a different feel. I never do things the same way from year to year...sure make more work for myself though!
First, we had a BLAST kicking off our opinion writing unit with a "topic sort". It was tricky--but really got us interested! Check below for a little more of what I accomplished!
|We are digging into our opinion writing unit and this was SO FUN to kick it off! My kids are totally excited about writing opinion essays now. Seriously!|
|I LOVE doing these rigorous team challenges...they naturally differentiate so not all your students have to do it the exact same way.|
|People have been clamoring for easy to make and use math stations so I started a line called "Dollar Deals" where I am making "no frills" resources to use in math centers. Here is the latest!|
Hope everyone has a great week! My report cards go home tomorrow so I have a little more work to do tonight, then proofreading. Tune in tomorrow for a post about getting my opinion writing unit up and running!