Friday, February 14, 2014

Five for Friday

I'm linking up with Kacey over  at Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday.
100th Day!
I missed the 100th day of school because I was at a math GVC meeting. Waaaahhhh!!!
Our district adopted Math Connects about 5 years ago. At that time it aligned with our state standards really well. Now that we have adopted the CCSS, it doesn't anymore.
We spent the majority of the day drafting an argument as to why we needed something different so that our math coordinator could to it to the powers that be.
We also had to include what program would align. 
A lot of the teachers in our district have been using Engage NY to supplement our current curriculum. This program aligns really nicely with the CCSS.
Not only does it align, but it is FREE!
Duh! This is a no-brainer. We choose Engage NY!
Fingers Crossed that the powers that be will agree!
101st Day!

Since I wasn't at school on the 100th Day, we celebrated on the 101st Day.
We had so much fun with Brooke Hilderbrand's Hundreth Day Heros pack.
Our mission was to defeat Dr. Evil Double Digit (who doesn't want any numbers to exist with more than 2 digits) and strengthen 3 digit numbers. In order to do this we had to complete tasks throughout the day.
 100 capes

100 chart writing
 Ummm, something is just not right?
 Even my lower level kids were able to complete their charts...YEAH!!!
 Finding numbers on the 100th chart
100's many disguises...
 Submarine and a Prisoner
 A Cat and a Wheelchair
Monster Trucks

100 snacks

We defeated Dr. Evil Double Digit and were rewarded with these super hero lollipops.
I have a little guy that can not keep pencils and erasers out of his mouth.
This terrifies me!
Not sure if you can tell by the quality of the picture, but he has chewed the metal part off of the pencil and has chewed the wood down to the lead (no the pencil isn't sharpened on both ends)!
I have given this little guy hard candy and Bazooka gum to chew on but he spits it out and goes back to his favs. UGH!
I am scared he is going to get some of the pencil stuck in his throat. Hoping the OT can come up with something genius next week.
This little sweetie was ready to celebrate Valentine's Day with a heart braided in her hair.
I don't know about you, but I am beat!
100th Day, Valentine's Day and a Full Moon all in 1 week!
Time to re-energize!
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1 comment:

  1. I love the superhero concept for place value-I may have to try that with my kiddos, they are struggling with it. Lots of fun 100th Day activities-your students were so creative with their hundred drawings. Love that hairstyle too! Wish I could do that with my hair! :)