First up, I am 81 followers away from 500! I just can't believe it! I have a HUGE, I mean HUGE giveaway planned! Many of your favorite bloggers have generously donated some items for this giveaway! I can't wait! But it has to until I get 500! So I am asking for YOUR help!
If you can, post the above picture to your blog and blog about my almost 500 follower giveaway! In turn, I will giveaway my listening center or writing center task cards to you for FREE:) AND anyone who is new to following my blog will get them for FREE too! So don't forget to mention that either!
Next, I spent a ton of time working on my math block rotation! Like I said, I don't want to be a part of the rotation at all! This will allow for as much individualized/group attention as I can give.
So this is what I planned:
1. 8 centers that will rotate every two weeks. I was thinking about 4 each week but then I think they would get crowded!
2. I also planned a calendar piece that students must complete each week. I looked at the standards for 3rd grade and make one for 1st quarter. Each quarter I will add new skills and still keep the old ones for review. Thank you to The Creative Apple for such great ideas on adding a calendar piece.
4. I wanted to add literature to my math block so that is why I have Math books as a center. I found a GREAT list of math related books for specific skills on The Creative Apples blog. You can get it here. This is the center sheet for the math book center I created!
LAST but not LEAST! I got an email today from Erin over at Creating & Designing! She had my classroom blog snapshots ready for me to view and see if I liked it. I didn't like it at all:( I LOVED it! What do you think???
I am SO excited! I hope the kids LOVE it as much as I do! Well, I am off to finish a few things here at the coffee shop and then head home to clean house:( Blah! Enjoy your Tuesday!