Here are my kids building the World's Largest Snowball!!
And...here 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!
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: