I'm linking up with the lovely Kacey from Doodle Bugs for her weekly Five for Friday linky. LOVE doing this every week. :-)
Number 1: Suspension...Biting...Stressed Out Teacher
Well, one of my smarties got suspended yesterday. He broke down with the school resource teacher and then decided to try to leave the building. But, to top it all off he tried to bite our principal. So needless to say, he won't be in my classroom all all next week. When I said it's been a rough week, I meant it! WOW!
Number 2: Geometry has been so much fun in my room. I have a new packet in the works that I can't wait to share with everyone. We started our Geometry unit on Tuesday with a pre-test. This week we have been working on shape classifications. Here's a couple of pictures of the fun game we played. It's similar to the game HeadBandz. I printed off shapes and glued them to index cards. The students used a rubber band to let the index card stick to their heads. Then, they had to ask their groups questions and figured our which shape they had on their had. So much fun! They LOVED it.
Number 3: What's a geo-board? This has been my third year teaching 2nd grade and I have never got out the geo-boards. Last year I was on maternity leave during this unit, but I don't know why I haven't go them out before. My kiddos loved them. Here's one working in action.
Number 4: We had a blast reading mysteries this week. One story, my smarties just didn't know what to think of. We read The Mysteries of Harris Burdick this week. My kiddos didn't like the story at all. They thought it was weird and creepy. One little smartie asked me to not read that story again. The introduction page tells about this man named Harris Burdick. He takes some pictures to a publishing copy and they loved them and told him to bring the stories that go along with the pictures. He never returned and no one could ever find him. Students attention level: engaged with mouths wide open.
Number 5: If warm weather doesn't get here fast, I'm gonna lose my mind. That's all. I'm tired of the cold.
Lots of love,