Monday and Tuesday were Snow Days for me, and then on Wednesday we had a two hour delay, which was wonderful. When I got to school Wednesday morning, my classroom was freezing! Literally. I checked the thermostat, and it was 32 degrees inside my room. Come to find out, my heater was broken, so I didn't have any heat. I certainly didn't stay inside my room, so I was able to use someone else's classroom yesterday and today. That's fun. I didn't realize how much I needed my stuff until it wasn't there.
I also got to meet my student teacher, and she's great! It will be so nice having her around the next couple months. I made a little gift basket for her as a welcome gift. Nothing says welcome to teaching quite like a pack of Flair pens!
Fortunately, I was able to ad-lib the first couple lessons of my fraction unit. We spent a little time learning how to partition different shapes into equal pieces. I learned that shapes like circles, triangles, squares, and rectangles didn't give my students any trouble, but when I threw in hexagons and trapezoids, my students started having trouble. They wanted to draw horizontal and vertical lines that were equal distances apart, but were not truly equal pieces.