Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fix-Up Strategies, States of Matter

Happy Tuesday Peeps!

I'm sitting next to another huge pile of laminate, waiting to be cut out (except this time there aren't any pictures ;) I've printed out about 5 centers (times 3 sets for each one), and was able to cut it out and laminate it myself.

(I'm actually a little OCD (or should we say control freak) on how I laminate and cut out my centers/ important stuff (to me). We actually have volunteers who can cut out and laminate things...but I don't want them to do my centers....I like my way better :)

In between runs to the laminator, I did do some actual teaching today. I finished a States of Matter foldable that we started yesterday...and moved back a really fun lab because they couldn't control the talking today. We'll see how they do tomorrow, and we may do it Thursday or Friday (it'll also give me some time to pick up the supplies for lab!)

This class has never done any foldables before (in fact, they've never heard of them before they came to me) so it is taking a little longer than I had hoped.  So, bloggy world, THANK YOU for introducing me to foldables so I can be awesome ;).

I also introduced the strategy that we are going to be working on for the next couple of weeks. The reading series has us working with fix-up strategies, so I modeled a Think Aloud for them today (and yesterday too, but they didn't realize it). Tomorrow we'll do a Think Along, and then they are on their own.

Of course, I created an anchor chart to help us :)
 One of my students asked how many anchor charts we were going to have by the end of the year. I told them that the series had 8 strategies, but after we learned the first 8, it cycles back around and we go a little more in depth on each one, so I'll add to the chart or pull it up front. I said at least 16 :) (for Reading,  mind you...I have a whole 'nother spot for the writing...and Math is on the SMARTBoard).

Today's Outfit

Sweater and Pants: JCPenny
Shoes: Endless/Amazon

I really like this sweater, because I was able to find it in a petite size, which is almost unheard of for me to find. I don't have to fold up or roll up the sleeves because they are the perfect length for me.  I love JCPenny for affordable, professional clothes (that come in petite and don't require alterations)!! :)

Smiles and Sunshine,

1 comment:

  1. We are staring our matter unit after Christmas Break. Thanks for the resources.

    Also, I nominated you for the Liebster Award. Stop by my blog to learn more. :) Lattes&Laughter


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