I love my class. I can say that and really mean it. We are totally still in the honeymoon phase and I am eating it up.
They have been keeping me busy, so I'm sorry I haven't been as constant on here, FB, TPT, Instagram, etc... I am so drained every afternoon. Hopefully soon I will start to not feel like I'm drowning under paperwork.
So - yesterday I got my brand new classroom iPad. I love it! I forgot my phone at home today - and decided to try out the iPad camera to see if I could capture a couple of activities of our day.
|This was my teacher group at that moment in time. Since they got the concept fast they got an extra time to do the task cards.|
Our Math rotations are so wonderful this year. Maybe it's because I took the lesson part and included it into the rotation (last year I did the lesson full class and then they had the rotations when I did intervention) - but I love working with smaller groups during this time. Today's lesson was about comparing numbers - so I forgot about the textbook and just used my Comparing Numbers task card set - I have the kids grouped by ability at the moment.
Here was the breakdown - it spells MATH:
*Math Facts - they had the choice of activities from the math fact plastic drawers. This was the first day I gave them a choice and they ate it up!
*At their seats - I've been having them do the front side of the worksheet for the next day's lesson. I then can change out my groups based on their understandings of what's to come.
*Teacher Time - Today I used my task cards, but we've also been using our whiteboards and textbooks.
*Hands On - This week I've been adding different place value activities for the kids to complete - we've tackled my Popsicle Place Value and Match Game. Funny/not funny story - I laminated my cards, and just put them out, completely forgetting that the match ones needed to be cut apart. Whoops! I had some eager beaver helpers more than happy to help me cut at the last minute.
|This was the math fact station.|
After math we tackle Reading. Today was the first time I introduced Read to Someone - complete with the comprehension checkmarks. I was so proud of them for showing proper technique. Here are some of my kiddos.
We've been doing so much lately - introducing Interactive Notebooks this week, etc. I'll try to take more pictures tomorrow. Just mainly wanted you to know I didn't fall off the planet (again).