Saturday, January 4, 2014

Explain Yourself!

I have one more week of Winter Break and I'm slowly gearing up for the change back into waking up at 5am. This week I've had two nightmares about work! How strange. 

During the break, I've been pretty relaxed. I got to spend time with friends and family, go to a beautiful wedding at the beach, wear sandals for the crazy California weather we're having, and cuddle on the couch with my kiddo. 

I also had a few chances to create some new items for my teacher stores. I wanted to create a set of task cards that challenges students to show that they fully understand certain math ideas. My second graders have been learning about regrouping, but some are having a hard time explaining to me the "how" when I ask them about it. I thought, if they knew a problem was wrong, could they explain why it was wrong? So I came up with Explain It Math Task Cards (Second Grade). I can't wait to use them!!!