Thanks for visiting me. I'm so excited about starting my first blog! After 15 years of teaching, monotony can often set in and it makes returning to work a little difficult. I like to fight that feeling by adding something new to my repertoire. Thankfully, my sister turned me on to Pinterest. I absolutely love it! I've gotten so many wonderful ideas for everything from fashion to cooking. Lately, I've been looking for ideas for my math learning centers. I came across one particular pin called "BUILDing the math workshop". It took each letter in the word build to represent a station. B= Buddy Games, U=Using Manipulatives, I=Independent Reading/Working, L=Learning About Numbers, and D=Doing Math. It was similar in thought to the Daily 5 CAFE for reading group activities. I'm modifying the concept somewhat for my students. I'm going to test drive it for a couple weeks and then I look forward to posting my results.
Here's to the start of a wonderful school year! ;)