I don’t know about you all – but I got home on Friday afternoon and was DONE! I became one with my couch and couldn’t even muster up the energy to pick up take out. This week wore.me.out.
So here is what we were up to over in my preteen paradise …
With one of my small groups, we started really delving into subtraction with regrouping. Two of my students were having a really hard time discriminating between when to regroup and when not to. I wrote out a bunch of single digit subtraction problems (that can and can’t be done) and we practiced pointing to each one and saying ‘yes’ or ‘no’ if you can do the subtraction equation. This seemed to help ALOT with the double digit discrimination.
We played our Feature, Function, and Class OH MY! game for the first time. They did really well – it was challenging though! This game works on identifying items by specific feature, the function they accomplish, and what class they are a part of.
It took me forever to figure out how I wanted to store this game. I found these super cute little tupperwares that fit the playing cards perfectly 🙂
I added another component to my students’ independent morning routine. These are daily jobs they will have to each day (they also have weekly jobs that they do on Friday). To be completely honest – I kept getting in trouble for not getting my attendance submitted on time. What better way to work on following directions, right!? I added attendance into our daily class jobs rotation and viola – no more trouble for me 🙂
My kids LOVED our new Halloween Language Game to work on real vs. make believe. After we played, we made real and make believe pictures. They were giggling away drawing pictures of eating spiders for breakfasts and trees that turn into witches. This game and my October Bingo are on sale until midnight tonight!! Stock up for Halloween 🙂
I then spent an embarrassingly long portion of yesterday afternoon reorganizing my pinterest boards. I know, I have my priorities just in check, right?! The dishes are stacked up in the sink but my pinterest boards are or.gan.ized.