Thursday, August 7, 2014

Work, work, work!

Yesterday a bunch of friends got together to say goodbye to the very best PE teacher a kid could ever ask for. She's moving away and we're really going to miss her (bye, CJ!!!). As it does when teachers get together, talk turned to summer, getting back to work, and who's moving where. One friend said she has had a few people mention how unfair it is that teachers get paid over the summer. I keep wondering when this myth will die! She explained that teachers are paid a contract that covers only the exact days we work, however our pay is often spread out over 12 months rather than 10 (if you're lucky)! I had a few years in my old district when no paycheck came in during August and September. Those days were rough!

Today I'm working on a new stations/center pack for those essential math skills. You know the ones...where you try to teach something new only to go, "Ugh! I can't believe they still don't know how to... (insert basic math skill here". The pack will contain four main games: Top-It, Equal or Not, Memory, and Line It Up with all the materials, record sheets, posters, and directions needed to play them. Once they learn the 4 games, just switch out the game boards or cards to differentiate or practice skills! I'm including place value/number sense, addition, subtraction, multiplication, time, and money options for each of the 4 games. That means 24 different games in one pack! Hopefully I'll have it done and posted to my TPT store by late next week. Here's a sneak peek:

Have a great Thursday! 
~ Erin


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