Monday, May 20, 2013

Monday, Monday

Good Morning!

Wow! The weekend went sooo fast! I had such a great weekend though! Friday night when Mr. Prater got off work we had a quiet dinner at home then went and met a friend for adult fun! On Saturday, I got to spend some much needed time with my mom, isn't amazing how when you become an adult your mom becomes one of your best friends. Then Saturday night Mr. Prater and I went with good friends to play BINGO, yes, you heard me correctly BINGO! Guess what? It was a lot of fun and I WON! I think this will definitely become a monthly activity for us, I know kinda dorky but very fun! The best day by far though was Sunday! Sunday morning I went to church with family and got to spend the afternoon with my sister and my awesome 2 nephews. I just love those to little boys! I also love the way my nephew Jax greets me with "AUNT JACQUE!" and runs to me and hugs and kisses me like I am a long lost friend. It warms my heart every time! (He also greets his Uncle that way too! Makes me melt even more.) The best part of my weekend though was meeting my hubby at the movies to see The Great Gatsby. It was so fun to relive those days of meeting a date at the movies and getting all dolled up. It was such a good night! If you liked the book you will like the movie! 

Friday we finished up our unit on Area! They loved doing and I was so proud of how they did on their Check What You Know, my way of saying test. I just don't like the work test so for math I call them check what you know's and in reading I call them did ya get it's. The kids seem a little less stressed with that language. For this week's check what you know they had to find the area of shapes using color tiles and then create 2 shapes using centimeter square paper. Then write a sentence comparing them. They did awesome! Get a copy of the Check What You Know here!

This week we are working on capacity! This is one of my favorite things to teach in math because they love it! Today we started off with Kindergarten-Kindergarten's powerpoint and activities! She has such great ideas on how to teach measurement.

First they had to decide the best container for giving an elephant a bath and explain why.

Next we lined up various containers from Lest to Greatest capacity. This was interesting to hear and see their thinking when putting them in line.

The last thing we did was write in our math journal. They had to draw and label something that had a greater capacity than their water bottle. It was fun to see their creativeness when they did this.

Hope everyone has a blessed and wonderful day! Continue to pray for the families affected by the tornadoes in Cleburne and Granbury, TX as well as those in the Midwest! What a hard thing to live through and have to clean up. Prayers with you all!
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  1. Hi Jacque, I found your blog through New Teacher Blog Tuesday. I'm so glad I did. It looks like you've been blogging about as long as I have. I see in your pictures that kids are on balance balls. How does that work for you?
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    1. Thanks Meghan! The balls work great! They love them and so do I! The wiggling can be a little much at times, but not so bad that I would change my mind. I have seen their attention increase and their love of being at school has improved to. I am going to post more on this so stay tuned!