days left! 3 days left! 3 days left!!!! I am sooo happy to report that I have 3
days left of school until summer holidays officially start.Even though this year has not yet come to an
end, I am starting to think about next year and how to refresh my room and help
my kiddos the best that I can.In math
this year, some of my students were having difficulties counting past 109.They would reach 109 and then jump right to
200.After taking a fantastic math
course through my division this year, it was suggested that instead of using 100
charts I use 150 charts to show that the pattern on the hundreds chart continues
over and over again.Well in the spirit
of refreshing up my room I have created a bunch of 150 charts using 14
different fonts.I also have included
two types of 150 charts.One is just
your regular chart, the other has all even numbers on the chart highlighted in
red.I really hope you find these
valuable for your classroom and helps some of your students see the patterns in
the hundreds chart.
for the lack of posts lately.These past
few weeks have been CRAZY for both Jeanine and I!! On the to do list (amongst
other things) was report card writing, Father's Day and a field trip outside of
the city to an old pioneer village!Needless to say the end of the year is so, so, so, so busy!But we have two weeks left and we most definitely
will be back more regularly once summer holidays begin.I am especially excited for holidays so I can
start creating things for my new class.I
received some really exciting news about my upcoming class composition for next
year.I am doing a grade change!I will be teaching a grade 1/2 class next
year!I am oh so excited to learn a new
curriculum and get to know a whole new age range of students.This also allows me to create many different
things for my new group of students!Another
bonus is that Jeanine remains my half time teaching partner!!!
Day seemed to come really fast this year.My class completed "Dad You Rock" mini-books for their
fathers.I just love reading and hearing
about all of the cute little things they love about their dads.We also made a tree hand print piece of
art.An idea I must credit back to Pinterest:(http://cleanandscentsible.blogspot.ca/2011/06/fathers-day-gifts.html?m=1).
the past few weeks we have been working with a specialist in my division
analyzing, discussing and writing Nate the Great inspired mysteries.We have had a lot of fun reading as many Nate
the Great books as we could get our hands on.With the help of my divisional specialist, we went through the Regie
Routman writing process for writing these stories.Let me tell you the stories turned out
fantastic. Even my most reluctant
writers achieved great success!Below is
a picture of a few of our favorite Nate the Great characters that two of my
students drew for the specialist that came into our classroom.
a great week everyone!Hooray for two
weeks until summer holidays!!!
About six years ago, Lauren got a job teaching at the school Jeanine had been at for numerous years. We were designated teaching partners as we both were required to teach grades 2/3 for the upcoming school year. We both taught at the same school and remained teaching partners for four wonderful years. Even though we no longer teach at the same school and are teaching different grades, we still remain inseparable and close as ever and Lauren still lives right around the corner from Jeanine's house.