I have been dealing with what most teachers are dealing with at this time of the year...
a bad case of "overwhelmed"!
Thank goodness for the week long vacation we get for Thanksgiving break! I am so THANKFUL for this time I am spending......
sitting on the couch
with my cat
by the fire
drinking hot tea
and looking out over the mountains!
How perfect?! I went for a nice, mountainous run this morning with my mom...which is much different than the flat roads of Charleston I am used to! I definitely need to work on my up-hill running. Whew!
I have finally started to tackle some of the things I have on my holiday "to do" list. One of those things is this new unit - Algebra: Patterns and Functions Unit
I am extra proud of the completion of this unit because it has been 2 weeks of creating activities each night for my students as we explore patterns and functions. I am really excited about the activities in here, and I know I will use them later this year again for test practice! Below is a quick glance at some of the 45 pages included - you can also click here to visit my TpT page and read a more detailed
The day before the test, we went over the study guide inside the classroom, and then we went outside and PLAYED WITH CHALK!
Well...we studied with chalk! :) We had so much fun on such a beautiful day. The students worked in pairs to create geometric patterns, number patterns, and function machines. This was one of my favorite days this year :)
Above: The number pattern created was 3, 5, 7, 9, __, __
The other student filled in the 2 blanks with 11 and 13, and then found the rule: x + 2 = y
Above: The number pattern created by one student is 8, 16, 24, ___
The other student filled in the next blank with 32, and then found the rule: n + 8
I mean, who doesn't love chalk?
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