Monday, May 14, 2012

Peek at my Teeny Tiny Week

I didn't post my peek at my week... because we only have two "academic" days this week.   We had today and tomorrow with a regular school schedule... then Wednesday is our picnic and Thursday... drum roll please... is our last day. 

But here is last week's Peek if you need it.




 Here are some of the photos that I had on my cell phone (that you may recall was lost for 24 hours... GASP).  This is from Deanna Jump's Ocean Unit.  My kids just giggle when I say."Oh, fish sticks". We used mini-erasers as counters. We also made the shark and sea horse from her unit... C-U-T-E!
 These next few photos are from my Under the Deep Blue Sea Math Work Stations Unit.
 Sometimes all you need to do to kick it up a notch is change the dice you use.  My kiddos used these two dice... or is it die?   Anyhooo... this was a great way to get them to count on.  I could hear them say, "6, 7, 8, 9, 10."   When they used the two dotted dice, they tended to count all the dots.
 Writing their own story problems... Loved it!

On another note,  this is the time of year for reflection.  Did I do everything I could?  Could I do more?  During the "Great Sale"  I got my hands on these.  I love these!   Talk about kicking it up a notch.  I plan on incorporating these in my planning for next year.   Asking "thick" or "hot" questions takes a deliberate effort. I think these will help me weave these into my instruction.   My only regret was that I waited until May to get them.
Thank you Anna!!!
Click on the image below to see her "Complete" set of HOTS Reading Response Sheets.



Are you getting excited about the blog book study yet?
I hope to have some details to share with you over the weekend!!!!

If you are looking for other summer reads... check out this linky party.



11 comments:

  1. Love love love the peek at your week!

    Jessica Stanford
    mrsstanfordsclass.blogspot.com
    I'm having my first linky party and I'd love for you to join!

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  2. Great idea with the two different dice! Where did you get the numbered die? What a great way to encourage counting on. Renee

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    1. Crud... Renee... I am not sure. I think I got it at IPA (a teacher store in Springfield, MO). I think you can also buy them on Amazon. You can also make your own. Just get a wooden cube and write on it (I do this all the time for various things).

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  3. I am so jealous that this is your last week! We still have 16 more to go! Lucky you!!
    Jen
    Jen's Kinder Kids

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  4. I absolutely love your math workstation stuff! The teachers at our school were basically given a $75 shopping spree for math resources (we have to choose between 2 companies) and I was just telling a coworker today how I wish I could just get the money to put towards your math stations for the year...I would be SET.

    Danielle

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    1. So Sweet!!!! Thank you!!! Could you imagine? You could get a ton of stuff on TpT for $75.00.. Yowza! But I bet you can find some great math manipulatives too! Have fun shopping!

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  5. I'm jealous of your teeny tiny week! We have the rest of this week and next week, then a short week (Memorial Day), and then just 2 1/2 days! Enjoy your summer!
    Teachin' First

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  6. DeeDee I would love to get in on the book study this summer...but it says I don't have permission to access the link you posted. How can I get permission? I need to get the book ordered.

    Terri
    tizatt@ecsdnv.net

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    1. Oh... Terri... It was not you... I posted the wrong URL...Errr! You can try it now. I will post more about this book study this weekend... I hope!

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  7. I have ordered the book and it is on its way! I am excited to do this.

    Terri

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