Sunday, November 27, 2011

Word Problems

Well tomorrow is my first day back to school since my surgery. I'm hoping to make it through the day...
Anyway, as I was sitting here doing lesson plans for the upcoming week, I realized I am teaching additon and subtraction word problems this week. After searching "math key words" on Pinterest I created this document from all the ideas that I saw.
Word Problems

How do you teach your students to solve word problems? Leave a comment below!

Saturday, November 19, 2011


Thank you for all the emails! I am recovering with my family. This surgery was successful, the tumor has been removed. I think we're still waiting for the pathology to come back on it though. Nothing like five incisions in your stomach for you to realize that you use your stomach muscles for everything, I coughed the other day and thought I had burst wide open! They told me my recovery would be 3-5 days but I'm finding that it's taking much longer than that. I think it has to do with the amount of weight I carry around my midsection and how deep they had to actually cut.

Oh and have you  become a fan of the Teaching Oasis FB Fan Page? Well there is a link to some Thanksgiving goodies I think you'll enjoy!!/pages/The-Teaching-Oasis-LLC/140757939283256

Have a wonderful Autumn weekend!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Congratulations to Rochell Akin from Georgia, your autographed book is already in the mail! I'm sure your students will love it!

On another note, tomorrow's the big day. I'm finally having surgery to remove the teratoma on my ovary. I treated myself to a spa pedicure this morning and now I'm home preparing to drink this bowel cleanse mixture. And in the midst of all that I will be busy cleaning and packing for my recovery away from home and with my family. I won't return to work until after Thanksgiving and I'm trying my hardest not to worry about my students.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun

I LOVE this book! I read this book during the first three weeks of school while I was using childrens books to build character. Best of all, the author, Maria Dismondy , has an activity packet full of ideas to go along with this book
It's about having the courage to be who you are, and children nowadays need all the encouragment they need in this area. It would also be the perfect Christmas gift for the child in your life how has or needs the confidence to be themselves!

Now for the awesome giveaway... I'm giving away a SIGNED COPY(from the author) of this book. All you have to do is follow my blog, and leave a comment including your email address, telling me how you would use it in your classroom. I will be choosing a winner on Saturday.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Remarkable Reindeer

So I'm thinking ahead to the shared reading units I want to teach in December. I want to do a unit on Reindeer. I have a class set of the Science Vocabulary Reader from Scholastic, Remarkable Reindeer. I also think I'm going to read the fiction book Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett. I have a trifold I made for the book here. But since I'm in third grade I thought I should step it up a knotch and came up with this activity packet.

Remarkable Reindeer