So I started typing this on Friday, but it is already after midnight. We’ll just pretend it is still Friday!
Times have Changed
I posted on Facebook yesterday about our school bus. I was looking around at the seat belts and air conditioning. My how times have changed! I don’t think I’d have minded riding the bus to school nearly as much with AC!
Math March Madness
The Math March Madness is underway. We’ve had “Top Dog Thursday” and offered prizes to the student in each class who has answered the most questions correctly. I spent all day finalizing prizes. I’m still waiting to hear back from the local college sports teams, but I got enough together to share before the end of the first round.
There is a buzz about the place over SumDog. I love it! Kids are choosing to play at home and have answered thousands of questions on their own free time. It makes all the time I’ve spent on it worth it!
Still Dreaming of Fractions
Next week we will finally finish our fraction fun. I created these fraction cards for a time line activity. I put a piece of tape on the ground and then to had them place the cards where they belong on the open line.
I have since used them for SO many things. Fractions greater than one, mixed numbers, equivalent fractions, ordering fractions, etc. I actually e-mailed them with my newsletter for my students to use to study this weekend.
When I was student teaching, the fifth grade teacher I worked with used to give musical quizzes.
The idea is just like scoot, but it is set to music. We call it musical math. It is amazing how adding a little music and moving around the room makes an otherwise plain review come to life!
I love teaching math, but I’m ready to move on from fractions. Bring on geometry!
It is the time of the year where we begin to wonder how we will fit in all the math we want to teach before the state test. We have started working time into other activities. I’ve added “Time Check” to my Class Dojo points. I’ve started calling, “Time check!” and picking a students to tell me the time. If they get it correct they get a point. If not, they will get another chance someday soon. It is a little thing, but it is working well!
There are so many great giveaways right now! I have donated items from my store to a few.
Elizabeth is celebrating 101 followers. I love her little twist on the 100 followers. So creative!
I’m always one for an Irish theme! The fabulous Sister Teachers are celebrating 400 followers!
And of course there is the Collaboration Cuties 300+ followers giveaway. So many of my favorites with so many reasons to celebrate!
Lots of great prizes and lots of great blogs! Be sure to check them out!
Have a great weekend!