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Monday, April 29, 2013

Freebilicious Link Mother's Day Math Journal

So I know many of you out there are using Math Journals as a way to reinforce various math skills! My kids really like the math journals we have been doing. Mine are a little different. I found that when I printed a monthly journal it seemed like such a grand plan......But I was failing with it. I was sending snowmen journals home in April....Not good! PS They weren't finished!
So I have made it a bit more manageable and have been doing weekly journals. They typically go along with our theme or holiday for the week. So we put together a Mothers Day week long math journal for all of you as a freebie! Many thanks to my followers & anyone else stopping by! Please leave a comment if you download!

We also have several other week long Math Journals in out TPT store!

Much Love Autumn & Ruth

Friday, April 26, 2013

Ok Wait I have 5 pics from the week so let's LINK!

So this picture is actually the way I ended the week last week.....It was the NAEYC week of the Young Child at Fancy's daycare last week! Here was neon day!
In class we have been using a 4 square graphic organizer. We have had great success with this! Do you use an organizer? Which one do you like best?
Cute printable cards that I found and needed to keep this one on top!
School Picture Day for Fancy!
And all of this happened while the hubby was out of town for 2 weeks! Boy I depend on him a lot! The little Fancy missed her daddy like crazy! His company sent the spouses a little gift as a thank you for supporting their employees! Nice surprise!
What a week!!
Linking up over at Doodle Bugs!
Much Love, Autumn & Ruth

Freezing Spring BLAH!

Ok so mom brought it to my attention about 5,000 times that I had not posted ANYTHING recently. I think I am in a BLAH!  My building is in testing season like I am sure many of you are. During this time we totally flip our schedule upside down, which I am sure you can guess what that does to the kids as well as the adults!

Then here in the Midwest it seems that spring refuses to come! It has been cold! I think I have worn sandles 3 times....What a shame! So I am tired of my winter clothes....I know stop the whining!

Anyhow Here I am posting MOM!!!!

My kids! Now that is some exciting heart warming stuff! This is one of the sweetest classes EVER! The work so well in groups and literally need NO redirecting in centers (ok maybe once in awhile) but you get my drift! They have made huge gains! It is amazing! I have this one little guy who couldn't recognize a single letter and seriously tried to beat me up to get passed me to mom the first week of school! Now he is writing 4, 5, 6 sentences in 1 setting at a story! All on the same topic, varying sentence structure, proper capitalization, and sight words spelled correctly! I could go on and on! I just LOVE this little guy and am so happy about how well he has done! I have multiple stories like this! I will really be sad to see this group go!

I have been doing some reading about close reading, is anyone familiar or have any thoughts on it?

Also we are adopting new math curriculum for next year and I was on the selection team. We heard from 4 vendors(not sure I can say names...) anyone LOVE their series or hate it and willing to say so??

Much Love & Picture update on Monday!
Autumn & Ruth