I’ll never understand why short weeks are so long, but they are! Despite the chaos, we did get quite a bit accomplished. We finished up last week learning about fractions in a set and soil. I used Skittles to teach fractions in a set, and my students loved it! I thought it would be a difficult concept, but they caught on to it quickly. They also thoroughly enjoyed the soils experiment, where they compared clay, sand, and top soil. Hopefully, we’ll be able to finish our earth science unit this week.
I feel as if no matter how much I plan, I still have surprises during the day. Just last week, I did a science experiment that I anticipated taking at least an hour to complete that lasted about 15 minutes. This means I was left with an extra 45 minutes to fill. Don’t get me wrong, I love having extra time, but when it’s a surprise I can’t do anything that require any prep work. I’ve got to be able to grab it and go! Fortunately, I had just finished my new winter themed Just Click Print Math and Language Printables, so I had some great things ready to use!
I love this packet, because it makes my life easier. Sometimes I just don’t have time to plan big lessons, and I never want to waste instructional time. There are 10 math pages and 10 language arts pages in the product. Now, this isn’t my norm, so you’re not going to see a big comprehensive unit, hands-on lessons, or tons of questions. Instead, this is more of a basic skills review in a fun format with a winter theme. If you’re interested, be sure to look at the preview, so you can see a picture of everything that is included. Below, are a couple of the pages I plan to use this week. If you click on either of the pictures, you can download them for FREE!
Have a great week!