It's been too long since I last posted, but I promised myself I would put my house back together after school was out BEFORE anything else! And it has taken me a whole week. It was bad....very bad. So bad I couldn't think straight. That last month of school is
CUH-RA-ZY! My poor neglected house looked like it didn't have a mother.
I can't remember the last time everything was clean all at the same time. Christmas Break maybe?
I've been chasing dust bunnies for 6 straight days! Oh, how I love a clean house.....and now I can get down to summertime business!
I'm linking up with The Clutter-Free Classroom to share what I'll be reading this summer. I have a whole list of books I would love to read, but we're
supposed to be moving in a few weeks, so realistically, I'll be enjoying some last precious weeks with my pool and reading Math Work Stations by Debbie Diller.
I've been wanting to incorporate math stations into my classroom for a while now. Since I've been teaching second grade I've done an afternoon of math center rotations every other week and invited 3 or 4 parent helpers to have an adult at each table. It's worked really well and my kiddos love it! But, I want to be able to spend time each day with my strugglers and give my kids more opportunity for hands on pratice by including daily stations in my math block. I am so very lucky and appreciative to have a lot of math manipulatives. I wrote and recieved grants for them a few years back so I feel like I at least have that part taken care of!
My kiddos love our literacy centers and I think part of that is being able to move around the room to different activities each day. I'm hoping they'll look forward to math stations as much as they do literacy centers!
Do you use use math work stations? I'd love for you to leave a comment with any advice or tips!
I'm also going to be following along with a summer book club over at Heather's Heart where she'll be posting about Conscious Discipline by Becky Bailey. I like her philosophy and while I've only flipped through the book so far, I'm looking forward to learning more about it!
Other than grabbing some time to read by the pool (with my floaty raft and Coke Zero), I'll be continuing our house hunt, creating some new resources for my TpT and TN stores, spending way too much time on Pinterest (I love every minute of it!), and
(ugh) packing and moving! What are you up to this summer?