Friday, February 19, 2016

Making Cents

It's FriYAY!! Something about short weeks seem so much crazier, busier, and waaay more hectic than if we just had class all 5 days.  

I am thankful for my own learning time though.  I am NOT thankful for TELPAS time. Just sayin'. 

I guess we could look at it as a reminder of the way kids may feel when we put them in that stressful testing environment.  I don't know about ya'll but I get so nervous and anxious.  I feel like I know my stuff but tell me that you are testing me and I forget EVERYTHING I know.

In case you're curious I passed the first time and only missed ONE.  BOOYAH!!  But due to the stress of testing and being nervous I missed the part about only doing the second calibration if you failed the first one.  So, yes I did BOTH calibrations.  Geeze! Who has time to do that?? 

I get the necessary evil of testing.  I do. 

Oh yea, I said I had a FREEBIE for this FriYAY!!  We have been working on counting a variety of coins. This can be a little tricky for kiddos.  I cannot take credit for this idea but I don't know who to give credit to.  I've used this for many years and it is a great tool for the kids.
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You will need:  colored transparency sheets

Seriously worth the money.  If you cannot get colored transparency sheets then you could use clear but colored makes a HUGE difference. 
They will place the transparency coin sheets on top of the money chart to add the value of coins.   

Of course, music makes everything better.  Our favorite this week has been...
Another favorite of ours is...
the sound is not great but it's fun to sing while we work. ;-)

Hopefully all of that made cents...(haha!)  


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