Saturday, December 15, 2012

Sunny Hook Elementary

Silence for Sandy Hook Elementary

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Thinking about school

One week at the beach visiting my mom, three weeks plus sick, and I'm just now getting started on things for school.. I can't believe that people have started back and I start on Aug. 20th.

I'll be making a phone call to my secretary to see if floors have been done and starting my pilgrmage to school to start setting up my classroom.

I haven't receive our beginning letter, but with a lot of staff changes I'm sure we are going to have a lot of meetings at the start up of the year and I want my classroom to be done. Then I can spend my time planning with my fellow teachers and run off papers.

I plan to do interactive notebooks this year and I'm in the process of planning exactly how I want my notebooks to I will be posting soon with what I have so far.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Vacation!!!

I'm back! I will be posting again.  School, coaching soccer, health issues (knee and hand) kept me from posting. School is finally out and my summer vacation has begun. I hope everyone has finished for the year and you are looking forward to relaxing and recharging.

What topics do you want to see? What do you think is missing from a math blog? I can't wait to get my blog on!!!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Quick Scientific Notation Cards

Here is a quick way to practice Scientific Notation with cards.  I'm going to copy them onto colored paper or card stock. Then I will cut them out and then laminate them with my wonderful Scott Laminator.

I have a small white mailbox in my room. You can click on the mailbox link to see it. I got mine from Oriental Trading. I have my students write me notes about things they need help with, want more practice, or if they need a change in their seating due to a problem with another student. Each note is addressed quietly and without "ratting" out the student.

Hence, the reason I'm doing this. I had a student who asked for more help with Scientific Notation and I wanted something quick to use. I'm hoping if they work with a partner then it won't take more than 10 minutes. 

I made 2 sheets so if can be done another day in the week to re-enforce that practice. I hope you find this useful and helpful.