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Monday, January 30, 2012

Oh, no---it's not supposed to be there

So---while lining up to go home, one of my firsties (as sweet as can be) said,  "Does your hair always look like that?" 
Me--"Like what?"
Her-"That color--I mean is that your natural  color" lol---where is this conversation going?
Me-"Well, yeah, minus the highlights."
Her--"So that gray is your highlight?" AHHHH!!---guess it's time to get my roots done lol ;)
Me--thinking  (but not saying) no honey, that's not supposed to be there.  I sprout a new gray hair every time y'all choose to act up....
Gotta love their honesty, eh?

Okay, so today's math lesson was going really well......or so I thought.  We watched a video, we did a few sample problems, we worked on the front and back together---they all seemed to be doing really well.  Then, my boys....uh....I don't get it.  EGADS!  Those words hurt my ears...so we worked through some more, did a little one-on-one, small group, retaught and modeled it again.....they just smiled at me like I was a crazy woman. ....which I am, but that's beside the point....so tonight I made a practice sheet to make sure they get it.  My kiddos LOVE rolling dice.  So here's a quick review sheet if you wanna download it.  It's on tens, ones, and expanded form.  I demonstrate expanded form like it's an elastic band.  It STRETCHES out the whole number.  We even put numbers on the band so they could see the "longer form."  Here's hoping for a better math day tomorrow----and I need to get my "do" done apparently!

Click the pic for the practice sheet.  Just remember, comments are so sweet!! :)
Earlier this summer, I posted a football workstation for both math and language.  I thought with Super Bowl coming up, maybe you'd want to check it out! Click the picture below to download.


  1. Ha, ha, ha. First Graders are so awesome. Most days. ;)

    LOVE the expanded notation workmat. Thanks!

    Oh My Little Classity Class

  2. Thank you so much for sharing! Your blog is number one to me!

  3. I had one freaking out one time and came to tell me, "Uhhh... I think your hair is changing colors!"... I knew then I had to get my roots re-touched!

    Mrs. Bainbridge's Blog

  4. I am your newest follower! I love the little football games!


  5. Thank you for sharing! Can't wait to use this with my class

  6. thank you so much! i love both of these freebies!!

  7. Thank you for sharing! This will be perfect for extra practice.

  8. Thank you for sharing! This will be perfect for extra practice.


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