I know it's MNM.... but we arent really working in our math notebooks... in fact we are testing this week in both Math and Reading. TAKS has become STARR and I am sure the teachers across Texas are asking the same questions I am asking myself:
- Did I teach my students to the calibur of the questions that will be asked?
- Have I supplied my students with all the tools of reasoning?
- How are my kids going to feel about being timed?
- I always tell them to take their time.... but will they??? Especially with the new time frame?
- Do my kids know that I have faith in each one of them no matter what?
I am giving them a pep talk tomorrow along with a little gift, but before I get into the gift... I wanted to tell yall about something my mom gave me when I was about 12 years old. It's a stone with the following quote engraved on it said by George S. Patton:
"If a man does his best, what else is there?"
My students look at this stone all the time since it sits on my desk. As a child it took me a long time to fully understand what General Patton was saying here. I have already told my students that I dont care if they pass or fail, but whether they do their very best, and then I repeat that quote.
Tomorrow I will remind them of this quote and give them his little do dad.
I love my CRICUT! My wonderful husband bought it for me for Christmas. Using the Paper Doll Dress Up Cartridge...
|You can print the Smartie Pants sign from this awesome site|
I cut out some pants that were to size 8. Cut 40 of them.... well I didnt the CRICUT did... did I say I loved it yet???
|9 per page.... 5 pages... just enough for mess ups.|
Look carefully at the leg... see that little cut line.... PERFECT for some smarites to fit in... the Smarties will become the legs!!! Too cute!! But before I put the smarites in, I need to write on these little guys....
|Some looked like this... theses were the 1st ones...|
|But in the end.... the back of the pants...|
|And the front.... now for the little smartie legs....|
Just so yall know... I wrote this post on April 22 and am just now posting because I didnt get my pics in til now.... SORRY!!!