I can see it now. Thursday will come around and I’ll tell the kids that I’m going to be teaching them how to convert customary and metric units.
“Um…can you teach math?” one of my darlings will say aloud. It will inevitably be one of the kids I had last year for math. Valid question.
Anywho, I am teaching a unit of math and am really looking forward to switching things up a bit. I’ve been back and forth, back and forth about how to approach this animal and still keep things science-y.
Here’s my master plan. With a field trip to the middle school, a benchmark, and a planning day, I will be with students in class for 12 days until Spring Break. 10 of those will be spent on science/math.
I’m going to keep doing 30 minutes of science a day to keep things fresh and continue through the curriculum. I am abandoning social studies for some time in there. We will do math for an hour each of those 10 days.
I had fun getting my math bins together today. Math bins are for students who finish their independent work early. I had forgotten how to put together a math bin and I’m glad I did because whatever I did before made no sense and I have now found the best way to assemble it. I have a few higher activities to add once we finish some basics.
Wish us luck!