I was out of my class today for a district report card meeting. I was apprehensive when I was first asked to be on this committee, but it has been so great! Last week, we had our first meeting, which forced me to take my first day off. I was freaking out--how could I plan for a sub when I still plan some of the things I do day to day!? But it was so good! It was nice to change things up and have a little mid-week break. Anyway, our report card meetings have not only been productive in report card making, but we have had so much fun sharing stories and ideas! Today, one teacher introduced me to XtraMath.
I logged on as soon as I got home, and I am in love. You can set your students to work on different skills (from only addition up to a mix of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division). You can also change the amount of time they are given for each question, adding time for the lower ones and taking away time for the higher ones. It is designed to be done daily. I'm not sure we will be able to fit it in daily, but we'll do what we can. It also tracks the progress your kiddos are making! I'm sold!
After my meeting, I stopped by my favorite place--Target. They are so tricky to put that dollar spot right in front. I am that sucker that always stops and looks through everything. Today, I found some c.u.t.e. magazine files. I'm not exactly sure what I am going to use them for, but I'm thinking I might need to reorganize some things in my room. How could I pass on something so cute that's only $1.00?!
The picture makes it look almost green, but it's really gray. I also bought one that's yellow/orange/pink striped and a teal-ish printed one. And by one...I mean about 12 total. Oh well!
Now off to
read tons of blogs work on activities for next week! We're learning about St. Patrick's Day next week!