Monday, March 5, 2012

Snow Day, Freebie, and some Love

You know what I love about teaching in Kentucky?  Unexpected snow MARCH!!  This has been such a mild winter and we have had only one other snow day this year.  This is highly unusual for Kentucky, because we normally would have at least five or six by this time of year.  I was beginning to think we were in the clear as far as snowy weather is concerned.  I guess that is one thing about KY...if you don't like the weather right now, then wait 24 hrs and it will be totally different!  Case in point, this past week...Highs in the 70's, tornadoes (prayers for those affected in Eastern KY), and now, SNOW!!  OH well, I don't hate a snow day!!  We have had a great day here at our house.  The kids and I got up and ready and put our PJs back on!! The kids played outside and made a giant snowball and I worked on lesson planning (ahem...searched on Pinterest)!

Here are my kids building the World's Largest Snowball!!

 they are again, posing with said Snowball!!

And just so you know, today wasn't all play and no work.  I did find a couple of fun ideas on pinterest. :)  I found a great idea for domino math.  I am currently completing the coursework to be AVMR (Add-Vantage Math Recovery) certified to be a Math Intervention Teacher through the Kentucky Center for Mathematics. I spend a lot of time focusing on the "basics" of math and helping children understand number sense and addition and subtraction.  I have a group of fourth and fifth grade students for resource math and I use the AVMR strategies to help them meet their mathematics goals.  We often do the same lessons for a week or more at a time, because it takes them a long time and a lot of repetition to grasp the concepts.  (I am talking, I have fifth grades that cannot structure numbers to 10).  Recently we have been using Dominos to recognize regular number patterns and addition.  On Friday of this week, I have a little something extra special planned!
Delicious Dominoes

delicious dominoes
Here are some sheets I will be using with this fun activity!!  I just made my very first Teachers Pay Teachers Freebie!!!  Check it out here:
So exciting!!

And finally...I just have to say it again!  I love teacher blogging!  I am "meeting" some great teachers through blogging and am excited to see what other teachers across the country are doing and creating!  Work smarter, not harder!! Right?!  Here are a few of my favorite teacher blogs:

Think, Wonder, & Teach

1 comment:

  1. Aww thanks for the love!! Looks like you had a great day :) And thanks for the freebie too!!


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