Monday, November 26, 2012

#Made4Math A few random things

This will be a quick post to share a few things I made today.  I realized that I have had a to do list of things I have been wanting to make on the computer since school started.  As is always the case, once school starts the things I want to do/make get replaced by the day to day minutiae of keeping a classroom running:  the planning, teaching, grading, reteaching, retaking, lather, rinse, repeat.

Seating charts/class lists binder

Vocabulary for word wall and CCSS posters

Math Focus Wall Labels

I finally was able to print out some new labels for my math focus wall.  I will be posting photos of the new and improved focus wall soon.  I have changed up what it looks like from what I had at the beginning of the year as I have seen what works and what could be improved.

After school I finished up my CC standards posters for The Number System domain (we are currently working on).  I also finished writing up the vocabulary words and will laminate them and the posters tomorrow.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Currently November

**OOPS  somehow I inadvertently linked to my November currently instead of December.  Please click this link for December currently.

Hello to my faithful followers.  I must admit that this school year is off to an awesome start with great students, but I am stretched to the limit!  I honestly thought I had cut back on committee work this year (and I swear I have), but I am still on the Grading for Learning committee that meets once a month 3:30-6:30 (that is a LONG meeting!), and I am a lesson study facilitator so that involves some additional time out of school for training.  I am also mentoring a friend of mine who happens to be our new math interventionist.  She is part-time so we barely ever see each other at school because she is pretty much with students the entire time she's at school.  Fortunately we are both going to the same Halloween party Saturday so we can catch up.

Our Carnegie implementation is going really well.  There have been a few bumps in the road (as expected with a new curriculum), but I LOVE it!  I can see a huge difference between how the kids are learning this year vs. how they learned with our previous curriculum, Mathematics.  The best news is Carnegie is Common Core aligned so we are in a much better position than other districts that are filling the gaping holes created by CC.

So many new and exciting things are going on in my classroom this year, I am just having trouble finding the time and energy to blog about everything.  Hopefully things will settle down a bit for me now that football is dunzo!  Well they will settle down after next week when 1st quarter grades are done.  Hope you are all having a wonderful school year so far!

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