Friday, July 27, 2012

2 Week Panic, Numbers, and Kitchen Counters

2 Week Panic

I just realized yesterday that I only have 2 more weeks of summer vacation.  Where did the time go?  I still have a lot left to do.  I moved classrooms during the summer and still haven't figured out bulletin boards.  It's one of those things I'm not good at and it's making me a little crazy.  I still need to finish the massive vocabulary word wall files I've been working on since May.  Oh, and have I mentioned lately that I'm about to get my kitchen remodeled?  (Yeah, I'm just a bit excited about that.  Can't wait for it to be done.)


My first graders have always  had a tough time reading number words.  So last year as part of my calendar math I added number words.  We sang a song for each number 1-10.  Every one of them could read and spell the number words at the end of the year.  Since my makeshift idea worked, I decided to do a prettier version for my calendar math wall this year.  

I'm using cut off bottoms of sheet protectors to hold the papers.  We'll see if they hold up well since I've never tried using them this way before.  In the past, I had them on rings and hung them from thumb tacks.  Here's a picture of the stuff I've made.

I should have changed the numbers like a real display for the pictures.  Pretend it's the 125th day of school.  the top would say 100+20+5=, under that it would read: one hundred twenty five, and of course the hundreds/tens/ones would say 125.  The seasons off to the side stay up all year and I use a clothes pin that says "the season now is" to clip onto the current season.

Kitchen Counters

Besides running over to the school to laminate the above stuff and copy some other stuff, I went clear across town to the place that sells granite slabs.  I picked out some that I might decide from.  This is very preliminary though, I'm not even completely sure about using granite.  Here are the ones I brought selections home for.

It's hard to really decide much yet since I haven't selected wood for the cabinets yet either.  

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by.



  1. I just found your blog from your guest blogger post over at Learning is Something to Treasure. Lots of great ideas, some I use and lots of new ones!

    I posted my first TpT FREEBIE on my blog today. I would love for you to check it out:)

    The Resourceful Apple

  2. Hi Tammy,

    Thanks for writing. I'm glad you enjoyed my post. I was nervous because it was my first stint as a guest blogger. I'm on my way over to your blog now.



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