This is my first link-up with Doodle Bugs Teaching. I know this is a FRIDAY link-up but really... I can't get my act together to actually link up on a Friday! :)
So here is my week in a nutshell...
Our fantastic PTA has provided our school with a laptop cart which I conveniently park inside my room most mornings. I really love this time of year in second grade. The kids could really run the show without me :) We have a routine of morning work, laptop work on our math facts, and then Daily 5. It runs smooth as silk :)
The program we use is called Fasttmath from Scholastic. The kids really like it.
2. Spring Kites
This is one of my favorite projects and the parents LOVE it! The kids write an about me poem, type it on the computer, and make a kite! It brightens up the room and they are so fun to read!
Check it out here:
I posted a pretty long fluency post HERE
and I promise I am working on another one coming soon! I started writing down all the things I do with fluency and the list was a MILE LONG! :)
This past week we really looked at punctuation in a sentence.
Two books I plan to read this coming week:
4. Math Double Digit Subtraction
Ok, all I can say about that is...
Our school is fully implementing Common Core next year. Our team has been dabbling with it all this year.
We learned that we are no longer to teach double digit addition or subtraction in the "traditional" way.
I nearly had a panic attack this week trying to figure out how to teach subtraction WITHOUT "borrowing!"
We are currently trying out the "jump" strategy on an open number line. I will be posting pics and talking about this more next week.
I'm also working on a subtraction companion to my addition pack:
I think the subtraction one will be a work in progress!
This is of my little bug-a-boo on Easter morning. My sweet bloggy friend Sarah posted a Q-T scavenger hunt and I grabbed it and had my son do it... it was the cutest!
I was shocked at how quickly he put that sentence together since we have never done anything like that before! (he's a natural! :)
Thanks for the FUN Sarah!!
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