Happy Sunday, friends! Oh my...this year is C.R.A.Z.Y!! I feel like I'm a new teacher, just starting in this profession-not the seasoned vet of 15 years that I really am. I don't know what it is...I guess it's this whole Common Core non-curriculum in my district. It's my district not having a clue about Common Core. It's me, trying to figure out what I'm doing everyday in my classroom, to teach my kiddos all those standards, that they are apparently not ready to learn. But this post is NOT about a rant. Nope, it's a share! We have been learning how to tell time to the nearest minute, and this week, we will be learning about elapsed time. I will be using Blair Turner's awesome Interactive Notebook activities to help me teach this. Hopefully, I will have some pictures later of the kids working on this. I know this is going to be a difficult subject to teach. Here's what I'm finding out about my kiddos, NOTHING SEEMS TO STICK! I mean, I teach them something, and the next day, they all have blank stares on their faces-"did I teach this or not?" UGH! Even with hands-on activities, they just don't focus. What can I do? I'm just trying my best, and hoping something gets in.
How do you keep your kiddos focused when they get that blank glaze on their faces?
But, in the spirit of "practice, practice, practice", I made my own little time to the minute activity. I'm including the link for it, if you would like to download it and use it yourself. :)
Telling time to the Minute practice
Have a great week!