One of the benefits of being one of the first schools to start back is being one of the first schools to get out for summer vacation. It's only my third day off, and I'm already loving it! It's been hot, and we're trying our best to keep cool, so our yard is now cluttered with slip-n-slides, sprinklers, and a big kiddie pool.
However, it has not been no work and all play, because to be perfectly honest, my mind is still in school mode. I've already ordered from Lakeshore Learning, Oriental Trading, and Trend, bought a new artificial tree, and I've started to feel the Vista Print inch too. I have also spent a lot of time reflecting on my math units to find areas to improve upon next year. I'm pretty happy with my place value and multiplication units (my first two units of the year), but I have to admit that my division unit is pretty dry. The content is rigorous and does teach students what they need, but it's boring, and I hate boring. I've created three new lessons for introducing division that incorporate food, and most anything that involves food is fun! These lessons will keep the rigor of the content high, but will allow students to have fun as they learn about the concept of division.
You can check out the lessons by clicking on the link.