Friday, November 21, 2014

Five for Friday .....,November 21, 2014

Linking with Doodle Bugs Teaching!

This week I went to a basketball fundraiser disguised as a Luau! It was great fun and I can't resist an auction! So I bought a couple of unnecessary things and also this beautiful drawing by Ross Coleman. His lovely wife works at our school.

A student with limited mobility enjoys Christmas lights. This was set up and attached to a switch, it has a timer so the lights will stay on for whatever time is set.
It is very motivating for him.

I am playing more with the promethean board, it is becoming a bit of an obsession! It began with the Connecting Math Concepts lessons and is growing steadily! The lessons seem to flow better with the basics already on a flipchart and of course...the student interest has increased!

My latest creation is a sight word game, students choose a word to read, move it to the bottle on the side , I placed a bottle there because the shape fit in the available space.sometimes there is a surprise behind the card, in this case a turkey! We played this game on the pocket chart with hidden monsters and they loved it!!the idea comes from conversations in literacy's blog!


attended a training today for this program, it is a math program for learners with intellectual delays. It comes with ten frames and tiles plus some other neat stuff. It emphasizes understanding of number concepts, place value and has a whole unit on money. I loved parts of it, annnnnd didn't understand some of it! Especially their version of solving subtraction problems. It has lots of great components such as objectives listed, assessment forms, suggested accomadations. I'm planning on using it to help my students understand number concepts...1 to 1 correspondence and numeral recognition.

I am so frustrated trying to do this with iPhone and kindle fire! Ahhh! I am tech challenged already!Missing my laptop! Ok....ok....think positive....Thank goodness I HAVE an iPhone and tablet. Thank you power of the universe.
Ok, I'm done. Enjoy your short school week,


Friday, November 14, 2014

Five for Friday with Doodle Bugs...11/14/14

The weeks are flying by, it is hard to believe that it is almost Thanksgiving ! Time to link with Doodle bugs!

My new glasses really do darken more! I am getting more comfortable with the progressive lenses, and like the frames.

Happy Veterans Day to my awesome husband!
Semper Fi!

I am revamping some of my task folders, this one is sequencing numbers, each paint bucket has 2 numerals with a missing one. The brushes have the missing numeral. I took this photo to be an answer key, I plan on keeping the answer keys seperate so they aren't tempted to peek and they can self check without too much fuss. I'll let you know if that works!

The brushes are kept in a snack Baggie and it is labeled with the folder name and how many pieces should be in the bag when they put them back. I plan on being very annoying about that.

The Velcro piece on the back will ensure that the bag can be attached to the folder and less likely to become seperated from it.

Beginning to organize math centers. This is the front of the teacher desk.

Beautiful sunrise this morning!!
I am missing my laptop! I hope to replace it, but Christmas is coming, children need to go to the dentist and my husband says we need a generator!

Tell me about your tips and tricks when you create and organize folder and box tasks.



Friday, November 7, 2014

Five for Friday....November 7, 2014

I haven't been here awhile because my computer bit the dust...has gone to the computer graveyard...electronic heaven... And so on. However! I am linking with Doodle Bugs for the week through my iPhone ! So if it looks a little strange ....

The wood stove is in! Ready for winter (NOT)

Making cookies with the twins- always an adventure!



Full moon so gorgeous this week!

Have a great week,