I think I need to rename my blog.
How about A Super Big Math Guru?
Or Teeny Tiny Becomes a Math Wizard Overnight?
Or, my personal favorite, This Teeny Tiny Teacher Teaches Math Even Though She Prefers to Tell Stories.
Anyways, for whatever reason, I’ve been all about the math recently. And it’s not even one of my professional goals for this year. My professional goals for this year (and I had to write them down and meet with my assistant principal and make a timeline with dates and other important information using words such as therefore and assessments and data driven and interactive and other nouns and adjectives and verbs that make me sound really smart and like I know what I’m talking about) are to hit the Common Core running and focus on reading groups. It would have been a lot easier if I could have written my goals just like that:
Hit the Common Core running.
Focus on reading groups.
Boom, as Kelly would say.
So, anywho, I am ready for a new round of centers already. ALREADY. We’ve been working on stamina and I don’t know how to work on stamina because I’ve never really done it so mostly I just bribe my kids with a starburst and that tends to work.
Stop looking at me like that.
I wanted a fun math center reviewing a skill we’ve learned. And I thought in my head, Geesh, I wish I hadn’t used that Tree Roll the Dice activity because that would have been a perfect center. Actually, I didn’t think it inside my head. I said it out loud in my classroom when no one else was in the room because I do that. I also do it at the grocery store when there are people in the room, the produce section room to be exact, and I say that I don’t want to spend $4.99 a pound on cherries but they are only in season for a little while so surely it’s worth it, right? Sometimes, people respond, and sometimes they give me a weird look.
People need to start talking to one another more is what I think.
I remembered that I made a Turkey, Christmas Tree, and Snowman Roll the Dice, but those don’t really “go” with the heat wave we’re experiencing at the moment.
So I did what anyone would have done.
I made up a new one.