Keeping It Going
I'm keeping it moving, ya'll. I'm trying to keep this weekly goal going by linking up with Doodle Bugs for their weekly linky.
Hey 2nd Grade teachers out there...let me see a show of hands of those of you who blow out a sigh of relief when your class finally seems to get that 2/3-digit subtraction strategy!! I have been so worried all week long because it just didn't seem like it was ever going to click. I think I get a serious bout of stress tension when I see that unit coming up on the calendar. This year, I attacked that concept from all sides: base-ten blocks, songs, dances, rhymes, anchor charts, algorithms, problem solving, drawing, etc. On Thursday, I was beginning a lesson of 3-digit subtraction with regrouping tens. I was really nervous because I had a list of about 7 babies who seemed to still be struggling with 2-digit subtraction. I'm not sure what happened but for some reason, they got it!! Let's just hope it sticks. Practice, practice, practice is the name of the game.
|It was the best pic I could get as I drove out of the driveway|
|Here's the pic my hubby grabbed when he left|
We survived!! My 2nd graders survived 100 days of school. We decided to make a change and celebrate our accomplishment on the 101st day of school. And we are doing it SURVIVOR style! I LOVE Survivor. It's one of my guilty pleasures. One day I'll admit to all of them. Anyway, I found this great packet on TeachersNotebook with a way of celebrating the 100th day by paying homage to the long-running reality show. It was so much fun last year that I could not pass up the opportunity to do it again. I'm tweaking it a little to go along with our 101st day celebration, but I'm sure it will have the same effect. Tomorrow, we will draw buffs (or florescent colored bandanas) to determine our teams. Then they will create a team name and flag. Then it is time for competition!! Check out the packet HERE and join in the fun. I also added some other great ideas found around Pinterest and my ever increasing habit of blog hopping. We are hanging balloons with activities by the
100 101 to pop throughout the day. They have the streamer hanging doorway and my favorite is the idea of creating an aged picture using the "Aging Booth" app. I played with it last night and here are a few of the shots my hubby and I got.
The kids shot are HILARIOUS!! I got them printed out and I'm going to put them on a poster board grid with a "Guess Who" title. Then I'm going to let the kids figure out who is who. I can hardly wait for them to see themselves at 101years old.
What I'm sitting next to at the moment:
This is a picture of my hubby. His brother lives in Reno, NV. They have been spending the last couple of nights on FaceTime. He has a new nephew so originally it began as a way to introduce us to the new baby. The next thing I knew, they decided to take a walk down memory lane. Both of them got out photo albums and began yelling, "hey look, do you remember this one?" It was funny. It really makes you think about how we connect to friends and family now a days. I thought it was ironic to see the old-school way of keeping photos being shared with our new, modern technology. Very cool!