## Wednesday, October 2, 2013

### Computer Woes

I have no idea what's going on with my computer, but it's clicking!  I took it to the shop to have it repaired, and finally got it back today.  Well, it's still making the same noise.  I'm usually pretty good at ignoring background noises, but I don't know if I can ignore this.

Just in case I take it back to the shop (or worse), I'll go ahead and share a few of the pictures I took from last week.

This year, I'm displaying student work in the hallway through this amazing idea I saw this summer.  I hot glued a tack to the back of a clothes pin and glued each of my student's picture to the clothes pins.  I try to have a large variety of work displayed in the hallway, and I'm working on a rotation system of how to add new work as the year progresses. This is an example of our Paul Revere Character Quilt that you can download here.

We also finished learning about different types of story problems.  I can't believe how well my students are already doing at determining which type of story problem they're solving and how to solve the problem.  I also think it will really help my students when we focus on finding the missing number in number sentences.

I saw this idea from Blair from One Lesson at a Time.  As students master a set of math facts, they get to sign the corresponding number. It has become such a huge deal to get to sign a number for my class.  My students have to score a 100% on a cumulative, 100 question, five minute test in order to sign the number.

I just had to share this, because I love how this student explained their thinking.  What can you say if they just have a feeling:)

Blair Turner said...

So glad the multiplication numbers are working in your room! :) My kids were really motivated by it too. Is the second row of yellow numbers for division facts?

Blair
One Lesson at a Time

Ashleigh S said...

HI Blair!

I teach math to two groups, so I made a set for each group. I'm having my students sign with a different color marker for their division facts.

Blair Turner said...

Great idea!!

Mrs. Carolyn Dufort said...

Ashleigh, I'd love to do this. What is your source for the numbers?

Ashleigh S said...

I went old school and printed regular numbers and blew them up on a projector and traced them. It took awhile, but there was no way I could draw them by hand!