These journals are easy to assembly and review many of the math common core standards. Here are just some of the topics that our April Math Journal Reviews:
Addition to 10
Subtraction to 10Comparing 2 numbers
2-D and 3-D ShapesCounting objects to 20
ComposingMore, Less, Equal to
These journals are sooooo easy to make. You just pop the pages into the copier and put a staple in the top. Some teachers said that they have even been putting these Math Journals in their centers with their Talk Points. I received Talk Points through a generous grant through my school district and plan on giving this a whirl this month of April.
News About Our Upcoming Teddy Bear Picnic
The last couple of years, we have switched from the tradition Easter egg hunt for the kids to a Teddy Bear Picnic. We used to have kids bring in the plastic Easter Eggs and tons of chocolate. It took us forever to put the candy into the eggs and the kids were wound up with all of the chocolate. Another downfall was, as a teacher, I always found myself putting my hand in the chocolate basket every time I walked by it. So, 2 years ago we decided to do a teddy bear picnic on the last day before our Easter break. It worked wonderful and the kids/parents loved it even more than the traditional Easter egg hunt.
We sent a letter home Thursday with every student explaining our Teddy Bear Picnic and asking them to donate something from a given list. These donation papers were returned the next day and we confirmed back what they were to bring by Wednesday of this week. This allows you some time to "run out" and get something that you need. At this point, the only thing I need to get are those Strawberry Kool-Aid water packets that the kids will put into their water bottles.
Watch for Fun Teddy Bear Activities All Week. We plan on having a Teddy Bear Picnic Packet Up During our Spring Break so that our projects and pictures will be finished. You can do your teddy bear packet this spring and maybe give it a try next year during spring break!!
Our kids are getting excited about their BYOB for Friday. This stands for Bring Your Own Bear!!! They will get their invitation to their Teddy Bear Picnic tomorrow.
Again, we will post again today after school, and our April Math Journals should be up after school today!!