1- Common Core is now here and I really want to understand it better!
2- I get to learn new things!!
3- I will be seeing other teachers teaching real kids!
Today was simply a 'Teacher Learning Day' as the coordinator described it. We had fun talking, learning, looking at the vertical alignment of math standards, and watching clips from the newest book on my book list:
There were some AH-mazing discussions going on and holy crud, the number sense that those kids had!!!! I want my kinders to go to 1st and beyond being able to tell how they solved things like those kiddos did!
Since I don't have the book or CD, I unfortunately won't be able to share any of the clips with you... you definitely need to get a copy or borrow from a friend (it's a tad expensive buy at $50). But.... I can share with you this excellent Energizer that one of the ladies shared with us.
It's part of the Responsive Classroom (i.e. morning meeting, etc.). They have a book simply titled Energizers. This clip shows the one that we learned today:
Now, that's not me. I give serious kudos to the girl who videoed herself doing the energizer! I have a huge fear of humiliation. lol (who doesn't right?) Maybe one day I will work up to videoing myself and posting things like this. I do know that I'm no Harry Kindergarten by any means!
Plus, remember I promised a winner for my current giveaway- your favorite of my two newest packs. The winner is....both of the sweet ladies who posted! I love when people comment. I just couldn't choose between two.. one would be sad. So both lovely ladies- Yvonnee and Rachel are both receiving their choice of packs! Congratulation ladies!