This week was long, but went by fast at the same time. Does that make sense? Here is a little run down of the week! It's Five for Friday time, go check out Doodle Bugs Teaching to link up!
After a few district assessments this week we started up our Christmas centers. I have held off on being too Christmas"ie" in the classroom in fear of leaving out students that didn't celebrate. This year I have found some great alternatives for those who don't celebrate and we are full on Christmas centers! They are going great! I made these little math centers and they are getting me in the Christmas spirit! You can click on the pic to download a preview!
How many gifts are hiding? This is a fun one that works on combinations of numbers.
Santa's Goodies. A little board game that practices addition fluency.
Sweet Treats. Practicing place value tens and ones.
I am excited to keep these rolling next week!
Do you have a class losing teeth like crazy? 1st grade is all about the wiggly teeth. Sometimes I swear they are going to drive me crazy with all the wiggling. Not only are their germy little hands in their mouths but it's quite a distraction. We have a rule they have to use a tissue, and if it doesn't work within a minute or two they throw it away and leave it be. Then we have another rule that says if you want me to just yank it out for you and get it over with I will. I think I have pulled more teeth than most dentists in town. I get a semi-sick satisfaction out of it. We lost 2 teeth this week on the same day. These cuties are cousins. I think they are a tiny bit competitive.
We had a major mishap on the playground this week. One of my littles fell off the monkey bars and broke her arm (badly). I am so sad for her! She's getting a lot of love and attention at home from friends and family though and is on the mend. I hope we get to see her on Monday. The only good thing that came from this is I got to see how sweet and loving my kiddos can be. We made her some cards to make her feel better.
We are working hard on subtraction and I finally got all my subtraction flash cards printed and a WONDERFUL parent cut them all out for me. We made a lot of progress this week. I made these 2 sided flash cards small enough for little first grade hands.
If you want to check them out you can click on the pic!
We had such a fun night checking out Christmas lights with friends this week. My two besties from my childhood and I got together with our families. It was a tiny bit surreal because we have never had everyone together since we have become "grown ups". It was so fun seeing my childhood friends with their beautiful families. We talked about fun memories and just enjoyed each others company. We ended the night with a walk downtown to see the light show on display. A little random dancing occured. A fun time was had by all.
One more week and then we get to have Winter break! Woohoo! Happy Teaching to you and yours!