Hey Friends! Spring is FINALLY here! I mean it! I was starting to worry if the planet wasn't trying to SKIP Spring! Not sure about where you are, but here it's been so COLD! So OVER the cold weather and ready for the SuNsHiNe!!!
So that means I am in the countdown mode--you know, counting down until Spring BREAK!!!
This break is going to be one for the books. I'm trying to plan as LITTLE as possible! Haha! Yeah right! I wish ;) I *think* the kiddos are just as restless as we are!
So one of my colleagues from my very first teaching job has been sending me goodies! She cleaned out her attic and is sending some my way. This gal is amazing, I used to try to convince her to blog because she is just FULL of ideas! I tell people, "If I'm half the teacher she is, I'll be doing good!"
One classroom management idea she sent me for April is SO simple. And my kids are LOVING it! She sent a basket full of eggs. Inside the eggs are little "rewards". Throughout the day, if you catch the kids being good, you let them write their name on the slip of paper. At the end of the day, you call a few names out. They get to pick the egg. You would think twenty dollar bills were in those eggs! My kiddos are in love with this and are so excited to see who is going to "get an egg". The rewards are so simple. The funny thing about this is, these are all rewards that we probably do already! The egg factor just makes it so much better...hey, it's making the week before spring break FLY by!
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In math, we have three weeks of graphs! I've had to lend on my blogging friends and TpT for some amazing resources to get me through!
First, I used my Graphs Mini Book to introduce graphs. This book discusses the different types of graphs and how we use them in everyday life!
Talley O'Malley! My kids LOVED this book! We also read The Great Graph Contest!
Once I introduced all the vocabulary and we reviewed each type of graph, we made our own! We used my sweet friend Anna's Just Graph It unit.
A new tip I've started is letting the kids do the writing on our anchor charts. They aren't as pretty as the teacher made ones, but I feel like it helps them retain more information.
Tomorrow, we are graphing our favorite types of ice cream! Yum! How fun!