I am linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five for Friday linky.
It was my daughter's tenth birthday this week. I have always put up birthday decorations during the night so that when my kids wake up on their birthdays they wake up to ballons and presents etc. Last year I made the mistake of using this Pinterest post as inspiration
and now my kids expect their doorway to be decorated every year. But this year I scaled it down and this is what her doorway looked like:
When I read through the January calendar with my class and announced that Multiplication Homework Packages would be going home on Friday - they cheered, they actually cheered. A direct quote "Like the ones we did last year, awesome!". I almost started laughing. You can check out the Grade 3 Homework Package here.
Here is a freebie from the Grade 4 Homework Package.
Also look at our great classroom calendar - with calendar cards from Doodle Bugs Teaching that I love.
Inquiry math - multiplication lesson went well and we made this chart to consolidate what we had learned. The kids used all kinds of strategies to solve the problem and we were able to make the anchor based on things they actually said and showed - I was happy we covered so much.
Here is a pic of our math sharing sentence starters anchor:
You can pick up a copy of the posters for free here.
I made a banner - my first banner. I went to Michaels to buy paper to make it - couldn't find any that I liked and when I got home I saw (and bought immediately) this great pack from Ashley Hughes. I used it to create a banner that spells out Winter Writing for, you guessed it, our Winter Writing bulletin board. Then I thought I might want one that says Welcome Winter (if I ever feel like welcoming cold weather). You can check out the banner here.
Mario Snowflake - we wrote Snowflake Adventure stories and of course a couple of boys in my class did not just make snowflake people they turned theirs into Mario - in their stories the snowflake lands on a PSP and gets sucked into the game! I love how kids can take any topic and insert what they are interested in!!!
Bonus: Check out these great yoga videos - I used one this week in my class for our DPA (Daily Physical Activity). The kids really enjoyed it.