We are working on representing fractions on number lines 😬 Dry erase sentence strips have been a HUGE help for creating our own number lines 👏🏼
New year, new goals! We are beginning with the end in mind by choosing a word of the year. To be honest, I didn’t know how this lesson would go 😜 but I absolutely loved the end result! I used my favorite teacher tool (clothes pins) to pin our finished product to our blinds so we keep our eye on our goals! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ We started by brainstorming a bunch of potential words for our own ‘Word of the Year.’ Then I modeled my own word (which is determined) and I modeled creating actions steps on how I plan to carry out this word. Students then followed the same steps and did theirs on their own. ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ I was blown away when I started reading their words and action steps. They had some deep words that really matched their area of growth. Ya’ll, one student choose inclusive! That just warmed my heart! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ How do you goal set with your students?
Build your own ice cream sundae has been my favorite class party so far! We made a giant list of all the toppings and ingredients they would want, each kiddo brought in one. It was quite an epic spread!
One white elephant book exchange + a game of musical chairs to receive a stuffed animal = reading to our new fluffy friends #socute
Our Magformers from our STEM bins + our white board = perfect place to practice fractions! ❤️
I love this message from @positivelypresent! From the teacher lense, you don’t have to wait until next school year to change either. Try something new out now, the right time is NOW! ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ I recently tried out having writing accountability buddies, what a different it has made! It forces students to read their writing aloud to a partner which they begin to edit and think of revisions when doing so. Their partners ask them reflection questions and give feedback. Conferences with me are important but only happen once or twice a week, they now conference with each other daily or every other day. I’ve seen their writing improve tremendously from this practice! What do you want to try out?
We are writing opinionated essays about these BEAUTIFUL ugly sweaters! One of my awesome teammates did this writing topic last year, it was so cute, I had to join in this year!
Snickers left erasers for our class! They LOVE them! Its nice to meet other humans that share an affinity for elf culture 😜 (Elf quotes are the best quotes!) ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Thanks Target dollar spot for selling these guys and for the diversity in elves! #elfontheshelf #elfontheshelfideas