Sunday, February 28, 2016

"Student Teachers"

-------Ever start a post and never click publish? Here's something from a couple weeks ago-------

In math we have spent the past two or three weeks working on area and perimeter and then area of an irregular figure. This was very difficult for my kids. 

I had them take a quiz on Wednesday and after grading them I felt so mixed and confused. The scores were all over the place. I decided to give some that did every well the chance to become the teacher. I paired them up with a friend that needed a little more help. They became the "student teacher." 

While they helped the other friend I worked one on one with a low baby on something else. I was listening to my "student teachers" and hearing the vocabulary they used and the math strategies they were reminding their partner of and it made my teacher heart so happy. 

But then I heard one of them reteaching the entire unit in Spanish to a student. This "student teacher" wanted to teach him in a way that he could get. This made me so happy. I stopped what I was doing and for the longest time just listened. 

After a very rough week I was reminded that this is why I do what I do. 

Friday, February 5, 2016


Linking up with Farley
It's already February! I can't believe it! This is going to be a short post. I'm exhausted!

Who else needs a personal grocery shopper? I will give you my list and the money, I just need someone to go, bring the groceries in and put them away. Any takers? 

Also getting gifted endorsed at the same time as teaching during a very difficult school year is draining me! 

Happy Friday!