Monday, October 1, 2012

Number Sense Math

I haven't forgotten about my blogging world, I promise.  Life has just gotten a "little" C.R.A.Z.Y.  Phew!

This week's craziness involved:

- Making leveled readers for my classroom...Let's just say, I've fallen in love with reading a-z and raz kids allllllll over again.  But, I am starting to hate laminating and duct tape.  My kids are obsessed with it, which is ahhhhmazing.

- Being told grades were due in 2 days.  With about 2 assignments graded. Yelp.  Yeah, that's one of my weaknesses that I am trying to improve on.

- Cotton Candy fundraiser, with the head teacher out = me (on my planning period) twirling that fluffy sweetness on stick after stick....well, I did sneak in a few bites here and there...which was worth it.

- My school has a new member...a lizard (which my kids named Charley..who knows where that came from!!).  And the bestest thing happened this past Friday.  My principal walked in with the lizard on a leash.  That's right, A LEASH.  It made my heart happy.  It actually motivated my students this week to stay on task...All I had to mention was that little guy visiting us and they got right back to work.  Genius.

In other news:

Workstations.  I have quickly realized that I have some pretty awesome reading and language arts workstation activities and only a few math ones.  So, I am trying my hardest to just make my own... but this takes time, and we can all agree that time is hard to come by when you are a teacher.  Slowly but surely.  Anyways, I made a number sense activity that I laminated and put magnets on the back.  My students build an ice cream with the number, the written number, an addition fact, and the number made out in dots.  Whenever I pull out this workstation, it makes me crave some BlueBell. Yummy.

This is up on my teacherspayteachers if anyone has the problem like me and my math workstations.  Happy Monday! :)


  1. Hi,
    I just found your blog through the first grade derby. I think your ice cream activity looks really fun...thanks for sharing. I'm looking forward to some more great posts.
    ✰ Stacy

    Simpson Superstars

    1. Hi!! Thanks so much...I dont know what it is but my class LOVES putting those scoops together. Thanks for following...Heading over to your page now! :)

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