Throwing a bit of a potpourri post your way today! My class was so tired after the long weekend (you would think they would be all rested up) and I was runnin' all day trying to stay ahead of them. You know . . . that fancy classroom dance that has you pickin' and pullin' from your plans to find the perfect "pieces" to match your students' moods??!! Here's a little look at that "dance" I pulled off with my kiddos yesterday . . .
So, I ran with the first page in my September Good Morning Work Packet and it worked like a charm. I was a little worried that they weren't going to be all that independent after the long holiday weekend, but it was the complete opposite. It was eerily quiet and they seemed to really enjoy it - chalk it up for yesterday's "peak" not "pit."
Once the lunch coma kicked in, I knew it was time to break out the math games to keep 'em hooked. We used Katie King's Number Word Memory Game pieces to have a number word tea party. This was a pretty dippy idea, but they ate it up . . . RANDOM. They loved sneaking around the room trying to find their match (# word to #).
|They were so polite about the whole thing. It cracked me up!|
We used these same cards to play Number Word Memory today. Two birds one BIG stone . . . THANKS KATIE!
Grandparents Day is right around the corner and all the teachers are hosting a dessert in their classrooms on Friday. I had this big old step-by-step art project planned for the invitation, but I could tell they were done listening to me. SO, I turned on some music, broke out the scrap bin and let 'em go. They had a ball with this and it seemed to be just what they needed :)
All in all Tuesday was a pretty good one . . . if I have learned anything in my six years, it is that you've gotta be flexible!!! Today turned out to be a much easier one and they fell right back into routine. Sentence writing was introduced and we played a couple of super fun math games. Check back tomorrow for a freebie!! Thanks for visiting my sweet friends. I gotta go now . . . it's almost time for KICKOFF . . . .