Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving break has given me some amazing "extra" time to finish my problem solving unit.  I am soooo excited to share it with you.  My students had the best time with it and I am sure yours will too.  Plus it's 7 weeks of lesson plans all aligned to CCSS, with basically no prep!

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Check it out!

Phew!!!  I have finished and published a four week place value unit for second grade!  It is all alligned to CCSS and progresses though the standards of place value.  I was in need of a place value unit that aligned to CCSS, so I created one! I have used this unit in my own classroom. During our month of study, I reviewed, revised, changed, edited and updated this unit to meet my own needs as a teacher as well as the needs of a diverse group of students. Lesson Plans have CCSS, number talks, objectives, and detailed activities as well as assessments and high order thinking questions. My goal was to create a tool to use, in which teachers could use in their classrooms with very little prep. I am excited for this unit to be used in other classrooms and can't wait to hear your feedback! Thank you so much!!
Verbal Overview
Visual Overview in calendar format 
Unit interactive notebook cover with student friendly learning expectations
Interactive notebook “different ways to record numbers” graphics
Bloom’s high order thinking question for student notebook with most lessons
Anchor chart graphics to match student notebooks. 
Student Progress tracker for student self assessments
Post test
Detailed Lesson Plans for FOUR weeks (that’s 20 lessons!!!) all aligned with CCSS including:
Ideas for number talks with each lesson
Writing numbers in different ways, (standard, expanded, word, and Base-ten model)
Adding and subtracting with and without regrouping
Skip counting and patterns with number line
CGI style problem solving
Greater than/less comparing and ordering numbers
Printables for FOUR weeks
Pictures and examples of the unit working in my own classroom
High order thinking questions to post in student notebooks. 
And more! 

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014

I am super excited for something new At Wooster Elementary! The Little Rockers! This is a team of Wooster students who want to participate in the Little Rock Marathon.  Students log 25 miles by February 28th.  February 28th is just one day of marathon activities, in one of which our Little Rockers will finish their last 1.2 miles there in Little Rock the day before the full marathon and half marathon races. Our school's awesome counselor has organized the whole process for the students and my husband (who also teaches at Wooster) and I will be assisting! We will have a great time running or walking a few miles each week with the students to reach our goal by February. Additionally, the counselor and I decided to go ahead and do the full marathon this year! YIKES. But with a Pirate theme, Arrrr! :) Who could resist. I wrote out my training plan and will officially start in the morning.  Wish me Luck! 
For more info on any of the race festivities check out http://littlerockmarathon.com