Saturday, January 12, 2013

Tell Me Something Good

I love sharing something good - and Rowdy in First Grade has a linky party for that! 

 Something good at school: Tuesday, I got the base 10 blocks out and we started some basic addition regrouping. No worksheets, just them making numbers with their base 10 blocks and then adding some one blocks and then doing some trading, I mean, regrouping. Yeah, most of my kiddos were right there with me. And I'm realizing I haven't done enough of the no worksheets part, so I'm going to try harder at that!

Something good at home: This afternoon, my husband and I went to a wedding. I don't really know the bride, I'm friends with her mom. But it was so nice and full of their love for each other. It just gives me a warm fuzzy.

Oh, please, can I add one more - Something good at home and school: I enjoy reading Math Coach's Corner. She's recommended some books and when I emailed her, she was nice enough to narrow that down to one that I went ahead and ordered. It will be here Thursday, I say with my fingers crossed. 

Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics: Grades K-3

 She recommended Teaching Student-Center Mathematics. I can't wait for it to get here, so I can read it at home and implement it at school :)
And the best part is - I forgot I had a $10 gift card to Amazon, so I can still order more books, ahahaha! 

What's going good in your corner of the world? Linky up with Rowdy in First and share!

And finally, do I have to take my JOY button off? I'd like to have joy all year long. Wouldn't you? 

Lesson Planning Weekend - hope to get lots done. Hope you are having a nice weekend yourself.




  1. Hi Sara!
    I found you through Rowdy's "Tell Me Something Good" - and am so glad that I did!

    First of all, you absolutely do not have take your "JOY" down - it is too cute! When I put away my Christmas decorations, I leave out one snowman mug all year to remind me that Christmas is coming! :)

    I love a good wedding - my brother just got engaged, so I'm looking forward to helping him (ok, his fiancee!) with the planning and organization. It's going to be wonderful!

    Enjoy your weekend of planning - may it be productive and relaxing.

    Joy in the Journey

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    1. Oh, good - cant wait for it to come! Maybe tomorrow!!!

  3. I also need to get out more manipulatives. Thanks for the book recommendation.

    1. I'm on a roll - I got them it again today. I'll let you know how the book is.

  4. I love weddings! Glad to hear you had a good week. I am going to check out that book as well. I think students can never have too much hands on learning!

    Mrs. Pauley’s Kindergarten

  5. I love weddings! I ALWAYS cry when the bride walks down the aisle. Gotta check out the math book too! And I was super sad when I took down my Joy button. I loved it. I still have my mini pink Christmas tree up in our kitchen. It's so pretty when it's lit up. It makes me happy. I don't want to take it down!

    Rowdy in First Grade

    1. I don't know that my hubby would let me keep a Christmas tree up - ill just have to be happy with my Joy button.

  6. Loved hearing about your week :) My sister recently got engaged and I am the maid of honor! Yay! Weddings are so much fun! I am a new follower!

  7. My friend just got married after Christmas!! I love weddings! I am your newest follower!

    Kimberly Ann
    Live, Laugh, I LOVE Kindergarten

  8. Found you through Tell Me Something Good. I am glad I stopped by. I am totally with you on the practicing without worksheets. I gave me 5th graders a lot of time to practice this week on adding and subtracting mixed numbers and it makes much a difference.

    My Teacher Friend