We are still rotating to regular classes until Wednesday so here's whats going on in Math. MATH MANIA! If I would've been smart, I would've downloaded the file...but feel free to borrow and recreate using this picture. The kids are loving it! I listed 30 or so math activities (most taken from stations throughout the year) and listed them all. The kids get free reign over what they want to do these next few days and when they complete a task, they just mark it off. And it gives this teacher some time to do all these end of the year things I'm suppose to be completing. ;)
We read "Last Day Blues" I just love this book and so do my 11 and 12 year old kids. :)
Positive Note Cards:
Each kid gets 20 index cards. On each card they write the name of every student in our class. I let them decorate it and make it cute. Then they have to write one thing they really enjoyed about each kid on the back. (some sort of compliment) When we're all done, we pass them out so that every kid has 20 nice things written about them on a card. We use binder rings and clip them all together. It makes a fun thing to take home at the end of the year. :)
We make a list of everything we did over the year. We split all the events up and each kid writes about something different and illustrates it. They can draw it on either a Polaroid Frame or a Film Strip. Then we hang them in the hall in August so that our new kids can get excited about everything we do in 5th.
This is fun. I got the idea from Jordan earlier this week. (who, by the way, has tons of other good ideas) I went through and wrote a little something about each kid and the teachers. They will have to figure out who is who. I can't wait to see if they get them all.
Let's see...we also re-read our goals and letter to self that we sealed at the beginning of the year, clean and pack up the room completely. Shaving cream our desks (which is way fun but gives me a migraine EVERY SINGLE YEAR...but they love it!) and that's about it. :)