Monday, October 10, 2011

Catching Up

Well I finally have a few minutes tonight that aren't dedicated to National Boards. I feel like I haven't written a post in months. Tomorrow I am filming my first entry and I am terribly nervous. I have already written entry four and the majority of entry three. So far the process has been interesting and I am so thankful for my friends who are already certified, because without them there is no way I could do this.

This is also my fourth full week of math workshop and I love it. The students are always very excited to come to math class and they are working really well independently. Today i was able to pull my first small group with not one interruption! Go Me! Next week I move from place value to estimation, so I'm a little stressed about changing the games within my centers and training the students with them. I wonder how most of you are doing it. Do you always keep the same games within your workshop or do you switch them all when you move on to a new skill? I am thinking I will keep a few and add a few.

If you haven't visited Me and My Gang in while we are "brewing" up some neat things for Halloween so stay tuned.


  1. I am thinking about doing my National Boards next year (the first year I will be able to do it since this is my 3rd year teaching), so I hope you will keep us updated on your experience! Good luck filming your first entry! I'm sure it will be awesome!

    Ms. Preppy's Adventures in Primary and Polka Dots

  2. Good Luck with National is time for me to begin my renewal process! YUCK! Just wanted to let you know that if the lesson you video doesn't go like you want, don't worry, that is very normal! You just never what the kids are going to say or how they will do! Have you practiced videoing with them yet?