Sunday, April 15, 2012

Money and Gotta Have

The wind is howling outside at 35 mph, sort of like my last recess duty day! Fun times, fun times!

And our dear cafeteria ladies - yes, I really do like them; they do all sorts of nice things for us - have put a countdown for us. So nice to know - only 29 days. OK, nice for me to know - I'm not so sure I want 22 of my little sweeties to know! 

I often think I don't have any good ideas to contribute - but I did something on Thursday that I thought worked pretty good. The day before, we'd had a math page. Each problem had 5 coins. The kids were supposed to draw the coins in order of value and then count them. Argh! Not happening. So the next day, I got 15 little containers and put different coins in each of them - 5 total coins. And I put a little piece of paper with a number in each container. The kids folded their notebook paper into 8 sections and then numbered the sections. Then during guided math, they got a container, saw which number it was, then drew the coins in that section and added them up. Worked much better!

So happy for me! And now I'm sharing! (This is a fake picture from home because when I had my camera at school, someone stole the camera card. Yes, that's right - the camera card. Not the camera it was in (thank heavens!) but the card. Just too weird - but in a happy way because they didn't take the camera, too.)

Found a fun Linky Party at Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten.  She asks what are you gotta have's? Here's mine! I hope you can read it.

 Oh, my goodness - that took forever and a teenage daughter to do. :)
If you can't read it:
1. Elmo
2. Books
3. Smartboard
4. Brach's Peppermint Christmas Mints
5. My Sweeties

Well, the weekend's almost over - enjoy your Sunday night!


  1. Hey Sara! Thanks for linking up!! And next time if the graphic is a headache, you can just list it. Tell your daughter I said thanks! ;) lol I love my SMART Board, too. Don't think I could teach without one now!!

    Little Miss Glamour Goes to Kindergarten

    1. Oh, but your little paper graphics thing was so cute! And my daughter likes showing her expertise. Anyway, fun idea - hope you have lots of link ups. And have a good Monday!