Well.....it's been a LOOOOONG time!! I apologize for not blogging more - life seems to get in the way :)
How is the year going? I have to say, this is one of the best classes I have ever had. Maybe it is that I have changed things so much!! This year I started doing The Daily 5. My first graders love it!! We went on a field trip and they complained that we didn't do the Daily 5 today!!! How awesome is that? My kids WANT to read!!!! And read they have been doing!! Writing too :) I also mix in a lot of Kagan Cooperative Learning structures - it works so well together. Sit and read or write - get up and do a structure :)
Math, well math is still a struggle for some. However, by using lots of Kagan Cooperative learning structures, they are finally getting it.
Wishing for at least a snow day or two - in southwest Ohio we have only had one and that was before Christmas!! Time for another one or two!!!
Hope everyone is having a great year! Hopefully I'll be blogging more often!!!
Here is a link to a new product I just made for math. It is for non-standard measurement - comparing two items.