We finished our whale presentations this week. Some more awesome artwork! :D
|Sperm whale painting|
|Sperm whale battling a giant squid|
Wish I had examples of what the kids wrote but I definitely was not thinking of pictures for that with conferences happening!
Subtraction with regrouping! We started last week with just two-digit minus one-digit. This week we moved on to two-digit minus two-digit. Have you seen the subtraction poem on pinterest? I absolutely LOVE! Showed it to my kids and we even made hand motions for each line of the poem. Almost turned into a little dance!
Unfortunately, we also had a little hiccup in our week. I was out for a day for a PD on this program we are doing with the San Francisco Opera (the class will be creating their own mini Aria!). While I was out, two of my students decided it was okay to go to the teacher's desk while the substitute wasn't looking and took back their loom bracelets that I had confiscated from them a while back. I wasn't there to see it. Unfortunately for them, there were a couple witnesses who reported it to me, which led to a not so good morning the following day.
|Journal entry for EVERYONE|
|Apology letter from one of the culprits. Can't help but smile a little at the end.|
Besides preparing for parent conferences, I also finished addressing my holiday cards to my students (presents were wrapped during Thanksgiving break!). Writing personalized messages is too much work so this year I made sure the cards I designed through Vistaprint already had a message on them.
Of course, I still can't NOT write anything so I just wrote a nice one-liner. :)
These kids are so spoiled. Not only do they get a book from their teacher as a gift, they also get a free book Scholastic coupon with their card. :)
I know I hit my five but I JUST have to share this one.
The best thing I love about math is that there are many ways to get to an answer. I definitely did not teach this way but SO awesome! :)
Have a wonderful weekend! Just one more week left for me! :D