Thursday, January 31, 2013
Balancing Common Core & FREEBIES :)
Well, folks, it's Thursday night which, for me, means lesson planning...printing...laminating...and all that good stuff. Our lesson plans are due to administration on Monday morning, but I like to have mine done before Friday so I can get everything prepped for the new week.
In case you didn't already know, I am NOT a morning person, so I like to roll in (screech in on two wheels) and have it all waiting for me :)
Anyway, next week, we are jumping feet first into the new common core standard of balancing equations and determining whether equations are true of false. I think the kids will catch on to the true/false of basic equations pretty quickly, but the thought of having them balance them makes my head want to explode!!
Have any of y'all already taught this ?? I found this awesome idea on Pinterest & can't wait to try it next week...
Thank God It's First Grade (T.G.I.F) had this amazing idea of using a balance & unifix cubes to give students a visual of how to balance numbers and equations. Love! Love! Love!
I made some sheets to go along with our study of equations & wanted to share them with you. They're FREE!
Just click <HERE> to grab them ! The cut apart cards will be used in two ways..
First, I will pass them out, put an equation in the pocket chart & have the student with the matching problem come put it in the chart.
Then, we will pass them all out & the kiddies will have to find their equation partner...
Thanks to MyCuteGraphics.com for the precious Valentine's monsters...have you been to this site? Super cute FREE clip art. I'm all about the free :)
Keepin' it short tonight - time for some Grey's & finishing up the laundry. Tomorrow is a "free" jeans day, which means we get to wear jeans to school without donning a super cool sticker that says we have earned a pass for the day. And, I have to admit, I'm super happy about it.
You know you're a teacher when a free jeans day is almost like hitting the lottery...at least at my school.
Seriously, folks.. I'm pumped !
Do you get to wear jeans? How often?
Anyway, hoping you have a great weekend & leaving you with a cute little funny :)