Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Just 3 Words and a freebie

First of all...it's official! Hip, hip hooray! I'm homeless (I mean, mortgage free). Hopefully not for long, because I have FAITH (that's my OLW) - or at least I'm trying really hard to have faith - that we will find something fabulous to buy very soon. Here is one of the pictures from our late Christmas card Happy New Year card. I couldn't send the cards before the closing because that is super bad luck - but now it's done and the Happy New Year cards are heading out tomorrow. Yahoo!

We're getting back into the swing of things in my classroom. Throughout the year, we've been using the strategies draw/write/symbolize to help us think/prove/discuss our mathematical thinking. Our discussions were a bit rusty after the 17 day break (seriously? THANK YOU CALENDAR COMMITTEE!). So, we made this chart as a quick review for how to use the draw/write/symbolize strategies.  I used tree stickers and weather stamps in the "problem" I modeled for the class.  We drew those, wrote a sentence and a number sentence and thought of different ways to symbolize.

My students frequently use a similar form to draw/write/symbolize to help them think/prove/discuss different problems that we are working on in the classroom.  You can click on the image below if you'd like to download it.

I've been working on my presentation for the Everything's Primary Expo in February.  Will post more about that soon...


  1. Hooray for your house finally selling! LOVE the New Year's card! :)
    Very cool freebie - can't wait to try it!
    Thank you!!!!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  2. Congrats on selling your house! I know that must be super exciting!! Love this for math...thanks for sharing!

    Living A Wonderful Life

  3. Hip Hip Hooray for selling your house!! Such an exciting time. Also, thanks for the freebie. It fits in great with Everyday Math!!

  4. Congrats on selling your house! I LOVE the card. Really cute idea :)


  5. Congrats on the house! Hope you find your dream home soon! :)

    LOVE this mathematical thinking sheet! Thank you!

    Oh My Little Classity Class

  6. Haha! I love the picture! I bet you will find an amazing house! Happy hunting!

  7. Yippee on your house selling! Praying you find a wonderful home soon.

  8. Congrats on the sale of your house. I am your newest follower.


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