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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Five for Friday - 28th August


Five for Friday fun time!

1. Friday arvo

As much as we love to be in the classroom, is there any better feeling that packing the teacher bag up to head home on a Friday afternoon?



2. Clip It Kids

My new bundles each include 5 math activities to help supplement your existing mathematics program. 

These bundles truly represent how I got started on this journey to begin with. I was always looking for high quality, motivating small-group activities to work alongside my program in the classroom. 

Having taught the lower grades for 15 years now, I have used many different 'big picture' programs. All of them in essence, have a very similar structure of skill development. I want my bundles to be of good value to teachers - hopefully fitting in with any program you use now or in the future. 

They will be sequenced and structured to give you a good basis for your learning plans, but flexible enough to fit with your changing classroom program. 

These bundles include 5 printable activities that all work towards a similar learning target. 

I have called them 'activities'. Again, over time I have heard this style of learning instruction called so many different names. My aim is to develop these printables in a way so that they can be easily adapted and used in any slight variation of this learning situation.  

Essentially, it is a small group of children sitting down together and working with a concentrated, specific identified learning focus. 

Call them centers, small groups, guided math or rotations. The similarity is that students are being active with the learning, they are 'doing' and they are working alongside or with other students. The goal is for students to be working on an identified skill that will bridge their learning to the next level. 

My 'clip it kids' are in the second bundle of the series and work towards students having an understanding of numbers 0-6. 



3. Monkeys

This fun game is in the first bundle HERE


4. Jelly Beans

I spent more time this week, prepping and laminating. Is there ever a week where we don't? I combined my love of sweets and number games with the super-cute packet from Alison at Teaching Maths with Meaning. 


5. Teacher Week

The Blog Hoppin' girls have organized a fun-filled TEACHER WEEK! Here is a snapshot of what is happening, so you can get prepared for a week of blog link-ups! 



Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today, have a wonderful weekend!




2 comments:

Kidpeople Classroom said...

I love the teacher bag on Friday pic. I have a week to go before kids, but that first exhausted Friday is coming. And I love clipping hairs on heads for math. HA. See you around. Kathleen Kidpeople Classroom

Kinderkay said...

As always, Mel, your packet is super cute, user friendly, and something kids will adore!

Take care, my friend!
Cindy