2 weeks ago, I managed to trip over one of my treasures while she was off in space and SOMEHOW managed to break my thumb! ...anyway, long story short - GP sent me to the hospital, hospital referred to the fracture clinic, fracture clinic referred to private hospital for surgery. So I am now sitting at home for 2 weeks wondering what my little kiddies might be doing right now, how they are going in their writing, whether they miss me... So I am now styling a cast and going crazy!
So being stuck at home, I have been reflecting on my teaching practises (starting with maths), and I finally got this blog started! Yesterday I made my first post all about number sense warm ups and I have been overwhelmed at the response from it! I am very excited to keep sharing ideas here :) If you would like to check it out, you can click on the link below.
Another way I have been keeping busy... Recording down all the number warm ups we have played this year, and thinking up new versions we could play :) I am all about making learning fun!
This week I splurged and purchased this awesome growing bundle from my favourite tpt seller, Tara West. I spent yesterday reading, re-reading, and reading again the first 2 units on Numbers to 5, and Sorting and Classifying. These are jam packed with ideas and I am Soooooo happy I put the money in mow to purchase them. They will be a huge help when it comes to planning for 2015. If you are interested in reading more about it, I have provided a link to the product. It is an expensive outlay at first, but I believe I have already got my money's worth, just in the first few units!
These are a few photos from my guided math group last Thursday (I know it is a bit outside the timeline but I really wanted to share!)
This little group of kids have been working ridiculously hard all year, and they have made leaps and bounds in their reading and letter sounds. We are finally cementing numbers to 10 (from starting with nothing!) and they are having a great time doing it.
In this lesson, we played with our teddy bears, compared collections, counted collections working on 1 to 1 correspondence, and drew our own collections. This is what I love about being a teacher :)
Until next time :)