I know many of you are just now getting back into your rooms, or maybe you haven't even started THINKING about going back to school. I teach at a Charter school in Arizona, and we are on a modified year-round calendar. So, I have been back in the swing of things for a few weeks now.
I'm very excited about sharing What's Cookin' in my class for the month of August. During the first month of school, I always spend several weeks using different resources to help me get to know my students, establish routines, and teach the rules of my class.
- Begin our daily morning work
- Learn about proper sentence structure and begin our daily journaling
- Discuss friendship and character with Kevin Henkes stories
- Introduce the Scientific Method and begin our weekly experiments
- Begin our unit on Reptiles and Amphibians
My math class begins by working on fluency with addition and subtraction through 10 and 20 using different strategies. And, we begin using our math journals, which we make by gluing math prompts into composition notebooks. I have a set that lasts me all year in my store (see below) and the questions are all aligned to common core standards.
Below I have posted some of what I consider MUST HAVES for my month of August!! I hope you will check them out. There are paid and free items.
Be sure to go check out Tamara's post to see What's Cookin' in her class for the month of August!