Friday, February 1, 2013

Currently/ Math Journals

It's currently time! Hard to believe it's February 1st!

We've been working hard in our Math Journals the past few days...working with shapes!

I tend to work more with Math Journals at the beginning of a unit, as a way to introduce vocab, things they need to know. We do this as a whole group before we move into small group/center work.

First up, we talked about the different prefixes and how that can clue you in to how many sides something has. 

Next, we talked about how a shape moves.

The idea from that one came from this pin:

After each entry, I had the kids to a worksheet to make sure that they had learned something...a quick way to assess! (I did let them use their notebooks...that's the point (to me!)).

The kids love it when I have them pull out their journals, and work on foldables. I think it's a great way to present sometimes boring information and get them to take notes. It makes it more exciting to them!

Today's Outfit

Sweater: Kohls
Tank: Old Navy
Pants: Gap Outlet
Shoes: Burlington Coat Factory

I was able to trade in the blue monster (as I like to call it) for a Corolla. Much better! I don't have to sit as close, and I feel a whole lot more comfortable in a car (although I do miss some of the features, like push button start and keyless entry...I have it my car, and it seems like this is an economy model of the corolla...because I know they come with those things!) Even cooler, it has Georgia plates! I definitely be able to find it with all the New England plates around :)

Have a great weekend!

Smiles and Sunshine,


  1. I completely agree - interrupting students are definitely a pet peeve for me!
    Teachin' First

  2. Influenza is rampant at my school for both students and staff... I'm ready for all the germs to go away too! I hope you stay healthy!

    Teaching In Oz

  3. I have two of the best co-teachers too! We are so lucky to have great co-teachers!!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I love Kindergarten

  4. I love the slide, rotate, flip activity! Great way to get them to SEE it over and over when they look at their journal! :)
    ideas by jivey

  5. Hi there! I just found your blog through the Currently linky and I'm your newest follower! I'm loving your math journal activities.

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

  6. I love the prefix activity, I'm going to steal that for reading :)

    I'm so glad I found your blog!

    Literacy Without Worksheets

  7. That is a disappointment when a book you are wanting gets pushed back on release. Don't they realize how excited we get for the books? :)
    Conversations in Literacy

  8. Hopefully you will be better soon! It has been a rough year at my house also. It might be time for allergy shots again.
    I am your newest follower. Stop by sometime.

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    1. I also forgot to say before that I love your outfit posts!! I think I need to add a little bit of this into my blog... because fashion is also my jam :-)

      Closing the Gap... in a Cute Outfit

  10. I could have added one of your pet peeves to my list. I can't stand it when I am giving instructions and someone raises their hand to ask a question I am about to answer!


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