I honestly love my job---I really do---but I feel like I'm faced with some big challenges this year, and I am coming home EXHAUSTED! So, this weekend was really nice to spend some time camping, walking on trails, resting, relaxing, and trying to not think about school......but here it is Monday night, and I have no lesson plans! EGADS!! Some days you just wing it! LOL!
I've been thinking about the ability of my kiddos. I have one (only one) who is about an end of 2nd/beginning 3rd grade reading level, and some (a handful) who don't recognize their alphabet letters. Talk about a HUGE gap. The majority are just a tad behind due to the summer slide, so I think they will catch up. Twenty-three kiddos, no aides, no volunteers, and 2 days without breaks (no specials for the kiddos) equals a lot of prayers please. I can do this---but I'm so used to having an aide for 30 minutes (Hey, that 30 minutes adds up and is very helpful!) I know some have a lot more than that in their classrooms, so I will just hush! :)
Then, there's our math series. We use Envisions Math, but the district didn't get us the little work booklets this year. Sure, we can use manipulatives, and do the work on the board/Mimio, but they have to use pencil and paper work somewhere----but when you go to print it to the copier, WOW, so tiny. Sooo----I guess that means pulling what resources I have purchased and/or made.
Okay, I'm just complaining I know----but if people just asked me how to do things!! HAHA!! Yes, if I were in charge of the world-------
Now, where was I? Ohh, let's just forget that.....how about some freebies for morning work/homework/practice?
Here we go--as I said, I was thinking about the ability of my kiddos. Do you remember this that I made earlier this summer?
Then that sort led to me to the ones that didn't recognize their capital and lowercase letters.
Since I was on a roll (and I don't have math worksheets), that led me to the first part of our math lessons...spatial recognition and number correspondence.
You can click **HERE** to get the worksheets.
One thing before I sign off----am I the only one that wonders what the world would be like if I were in charge? Please tell me I'm not! :)