The life of a teacher, thought I would make you guys laugh for a minute. ha ha ha ha that damn pinterest!!
Well, Spring is coming faster than ever. It’s that time of year gain with the start of Daylight Savings Time. Many people especially children, have a difficult time with change. The day will be dark when we wake up, and the sunlight will still be looking through the window when the clock says it is time to go to bed. At times that it very difficult for small children to understand that they need to go to bed when the light is still going strong outside. Here are a few ways to make the transitions a little bit easier by doing activities before bed such as to make them more tired:
- Use black out curtains to block out sunlight.
- In morning play a fun upbeat song to get them out of bed.
- Let them help with breakfast.
- Fortunately, we have Spring Break to acclimate our bodies to the time change.
Mr. JW and I are a fan of this companies shirts that we found on Pinterest, and you guys have to check them out! They don’t just sell teacher shirts but all kinds of shirts with logos, and you can find them here.
Even though I teach 3rd grade Math, I still try to find time to read to my class, and give them insight into a world of imagination, and fiction. Most kids love reading about animals. The One and Only Ivan is a fictional story about a Gorilla and his elephant friend Ruby. Ruby helps Ivan to see things in a new way and inspires him to be the heroic Silverback he was meant to be. It is a heartwarming story that will make you laugh and at times , even cry. Once you guys do finish this story let your child in on a little secret. The book was based on a true story about a REAL gorilla named Ivan, who also lived in the mall. This book’s reading level is on a 4th or 5th grade level, which renders a wonderful opportunity for you to read to your student. Here is a cover picture of the book my class is currently hearing, and believe me it is heartwarming…
When you are working with your students on larger numbers, research says that students who have the ability to conceptualize a number for a quantity do better in math. That is why it is important to help them with larger numbers look like using craft sticks, and count to tell how many.
- Students learn to count by 2, 5, and 10 using a hundred chart and can compare numbers using a number line.
- Always remember that I am no expert, but offering some really good advice! See you next Thursday for Teacher Tidbits! I have been doing this teaching thing a long time.!!!
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