Ice Day Updates!

I'll have to admit that up until this week I was really jealous of how many snow days a lot of you were getting.  And then the ice came to North Texas... just enough to make us Texans shake in our boots ;)  Now I'm ready for it to be GONE!  I've had just about enough cold weather... and our ice day turned into an entire day of me working on my computer :(.  But, it's been nice to play catch-up and update some old units!

First of all, I want to address the popular topic of "regrouping" or adding/subtracting with algorithms.  I know many of you are Common Core states and they have taken out using algorithms in 2nd grade.  I teach in Texas and we use strategies (number lines, place value, mental strategies) and algorithms.  So, I'm not rebelling against the system, ha!  I am teaching according to our standards, I promise!

 I'm stressing out a little that we missed our first day of subtracting three-digit numbers with regrouping.  But, I know life will go on and we will get to everything eventually!  Here are some of the things we have planned for the week...

 We aren't doing all of these flapbooks and pocket-books, but I do have one of each ready for the week!
Honestly, we will probably take it VERY slow and hardly get to anything of the materials that I printed off, and that's okay!  I wanted to be prepared, but I know this week may be a struggle for some of my kiddos, so I'm just going to take it day by day!

Now I know a little girl who desperately needs her Mama-time!  So, I'm off to read, cuddle, and do girly-things :)  I'm thinking we will be back to the daily grind tomorrow!


Courtney Anderson said...

You inspire me everyday! I am so glad I found your blog! I love your teaching style and you have made me a better teacher. I just started double digit subtraction with my kiddos. I have been using all of your regrouping units and the kids love them! Thank you for sharing what you do and inspiring others to be the best teachers they can be!

I created my first TPT stations over the weekend because I was so inspired by all of your great things.

Thanks again for being such an inspiration! Stay warm!

Everyone deServes to Learn said...

I love how you use pocket-books and flip books- it's so perfeclty hands on!


Positively Learning said...

I have many of your math products & love the hands-on learning! Your pictures are so inspiring. We've had so many delays, but only one snow day here. I'm ready for the warmer weather! Hope it's soon, Jen