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Saturday, November 23, 2013

Touched By My Students

We had another great... busy week...
we turned our classroom into the Norbest Turkey Farm with these feathered friends.
Only in a classroom is this chaos acceptable ;)

We've been working on counting coins in math.
I introduced them to the strategy of hairs and legs on the coins.
The kiddos are doing really well.

I received an email from a friend inquiring "hairs and legs"...
legs are worth 5 cents and hair 1 cent...
I cannot take credit for the idea... I'm just grateful someone thought of the strategy.
The students still have to be able to recognize the coins, and recall their value... it just gives them another strategy to count a group of coins.

...and added a bit of art to the Thanksgiving story.  
The kids were so excited to draw the pictures free hand. 

On Tuesday, we began our Daily 5 with a Ready Freddy, Thanks for Giving book.

 It's about a class that has a food drive to help others at Thanksgiving.  My sweet little kiddos got a wild hair... and organized their own food drive within about 5 minutes... it went something like this... "Mrs. Evans we can all bring in cans of vegetables, stuffing, potatoes, cranberry sauce and gravy and you can buy a turkey."  I was almost teary eyed.
The following morning, cans and cans and cans of food were brought in.
Next week we only have class for 2 days, so we are going to organized the food into 2 big baskets... I'll get the turkeys and deliver them Tuesday night on my way home.
I love these kids... they constantly teach me and touch my life.
Gratitude is good!!
Have a great weekend.


Amy B said...

Awesome story!
Amy Burton

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