Five for Friday!

Happy Saturday, friends!  I woke up to a cute little girl staring at me around 9:00 this morning.  I'm fairly certain that if she wasn't creeping me out I'd still be asleep.  It's just one of those days :)  I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs for a little Five for Friday... on a Saturday that is!

1.  Friday Night Lights has officially infiltrated my weekends.  I'm not going to say that I love watching football, because there are about 1,000 things I'd rather be doing, but I do love sitting with people from church and watching some of our favorite students dominate the field.  And, I'll do anything for  a cute new t-shirt :)  I sent Jared a text with a picture of this shirt and said, "I really want this t-shirt for the game tonight" and it was sitting on the counter when I got home #thankyouhunny #browniepoints!  It came from a cute little boutique we have in town :)
2.  I wanted to answer a few questions since I posted about my math block on Thursday.  So here we go...
**We aren't required to teach a certain way in my district.  They give us a scope and sequence and some resources we can use, but they don't demand that we teach one way or with textbook.  However, we did get a new adoption this year and as soon as I get enough student books I'm going to try and incorporate it into our independent work if I think it will be beneficial.**

**I don't necessarily take the time to go through every math station before my students start their rotations.  I have found that it's a waste of time because I might be introducing a station that they won't see for 5 days.  I include student directions that are easy to follow and I walk around for the first five minutes to make sure everyone understands.  It works for me.**

3.  Since we are talking about math, here's a little look into a direct teach and partner activity.  I don't have a smartboard :( but I do have a projector.  To teach how to use a number line, I projected one on my white board and went old school with a marker.  My students were holding their student number lines and following along with me while we were hopping all around :)  Then, for their partner activity they played Count On with a friend!
4.  I also mentioned that often times I give my students time to share their problem solving strategies or the journal reflections.  Here's a little pic of my students being the teacher.  So fun!
 5.  And last but not least, we really enjoyed our Kevin Henkes week!  If you don't have Hollie's unit you need to grab it up because it is full of great and engaging activities!  She also has some great comprehension questions to go with several books... perfect for reading grades!  

You can get my Wemberly Worried writing page HERE.

 I have a goal to share a Peek at My Week tomorrow, so I should probably get started on that!!!  We have a birthday party, dinner with friends, and homegroup so who knows if that will really happen, ha!  But, I'll try!!!  Now, go on over to Doodle Bugs and see what everyone else is up to!


Jess said...

Looks like a fun week! I like how your math block is set up. Mine is similar but I have independent work, partner work, math games, and guided math as our math rotation. Then we reflected at the end of all of it. I've been looking at your Kevin Henke's posts on Facebook all week. Everything is adorable and great for reading comprehension! Enjoy your weekend!
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Felicia Jordan said...

Hi Mrs. Lemons,

I had messaged you on FB about adoption and you replied, and I went to message you again and it wouldn't let me send my message.
I had one more question I will just post it here and if you would like to respond you can email me.

Thank you so much for getting back to me and for your advice. We are excited to begin this process, just waiting on God's timing. Did you guys just save up for adoption? Or did you do any fundraising? If you did any fundraising, what worked for you and what didn't? Hope you are having a great school year!!

Hollie Griffith said...

Wemberly and Chester turned out super cute! And I just LOVE the pic of your student "teacher"!!!