So about 11:35 I was eating lunch and texting my hubby to tell him they haven't stopped by yet. He reassured me that they probably will in the afternoon for math....thanks babe! haha!
Well, he was right! Just as I started to go over our math test in walks TWO people in suits from DPI...great:( I kept on doing what I normally do. Throughout my review I used my Whole Brain Teaching strategies of "Teach/OK" and "class/yes" or "subway/eat fresh" or "spaghetti/meatballs" like I always do. Boy...did I get some looks from the DPI people...in a good way!
After the review we went into math workshop. I met with my low group first and did my lesson while the others did their center or calendar. The DPI people walked around with cameras taking picture of everything they could. They also were asking questions to the kids about what they were doing. I heard the man say, "Wow, you do a math calendar?" The boy got up and showed him what we do! LOVE IT! Next thing I know, my 20-30 minutes turned into 45 minutes! I hope that was a good thing!
I know they are back tomorrow but I am sure they won't stop by again! Or so I hope! I hate being watched like that!
On a side note, I made this PowerPoint to use on Thursday when I teach making sense of adding and subtracting equations. This is new to the 3rd grade curriculum...thanks CCSC! So I had to dig and find resources. It is simple, and right to the point! With some practice questions of course! Thanks to the EnVisions online kit!
Thanks Ginger from Ginger Snaps for the AWESOME fonts! I just LOVE them!
If you are interested in having this PowerPoint for FREE, just leave me a note with your email and I will get it to you as soon as possible! I hope you all have a GREAT evening!