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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Day 48- Hello, Mrs. Hughes!

Today I was blessed enough to be in another Professional Development. If you haven't already noticed, we have those a lot here. Today's was Math centered, just like the previous one.
My soldiers were blessed enough to have a wonderful substitute teacher, Mrs. Hughes.

Mrs. Hughes is our Literacy Coach here at Clifton Hills. She is a wonderful resource for the teachers! I am constantly picking her brain for more ideas for the classroom. :)

The good news- Mrs. Hughes LOVED the class and the students were very well behaved! In fact, they got so interested in their Poem for this week, Flutter, Flutter Little Bat, that Mrs. Hughes plugged her computer into the Promethean Board and they researched bats as a class!

As you can see, they read the poem and found the rhyming words.

The bad news- no Daily Brain at the end of this post. I can promise you, the students went home with a full brain!

In math, the lesson was on Doubles Facts. My students already work with doubles facts when they do their Counting By 2's Cha-Cha. Students learned the definition of double- having two of the same thing. When counting with doubles, the main thing to remember is that you are adding the number to itself!

For reading, Mrs. Hughes reviewed a story from our book. It's a story called Seasons and it tells about things that happen and animals you would find in different seasons. After reading with the class, she had the kids help her fill out a fabulous chart. (Mrs. Hughes loves charts too!)

After making the chart, students were to pick their favorite season and write at least 3 sentences telling why that season was their favorite. (and once again, my students impressed Mrs. Hughes with their writing abilities!)
Here are some samples of their wonderful work:

I am going to post the chart and the students' writings outside our classroom. Come by and check us out!

So, all in all, this was a great day! Everyone went home happy!

**REMINDER** Today is my long day for Parent/ Teacher conferences. I am typing this post from school! I will be available tonight until 6pm, and tomorrow until 4:30. Friday is a half day and I will stay in the building until 3:30. Report cards are given out during the conference!

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