Tuesday, July 17, 2012
If you, like me, are interested in learning more about whole brain teaching and want to see what other teachers are doing in your grade/area, hop on over via the links below. These are just the ones I know about as of now. If any of you know of other grades/areas of WBT Facebook pages then please comment about it below! TIA!
Friday, July 13, 2012
I never thought I would be going to a WBT conference to see it live in action with Chris Biffle (a.k.a. Coach B), but I surely did! This week at Walsh University in Ohio, there was a FREE 2-day conference and I was more than amazed! Wow, what a life-changing experience! If you want to engage your students in a very active way, whole brain teaching is for you! It was truly amazing to see a roomful of 400+ adults teaching each other with gestures and giving so much attention to the presenters…as we know teachers are the most challenging audiences to teach, right?
This past year, I did teach with WBT class-yes and the 5 classroom rules. I know so much more now, that I am so excited to get back to teaching with whole brain teaching! If you haven’t seen it you’ve gotta check it out! It’s all free!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Here is a short and “sweet” post!
I plan to try this activity this week as we are currently doing fact families. Print the boys and girls and cut them into triplets. Write the fact families on the tummies and use as cards. Print off the house and put into a page protector so the students may write with dry erase makers. The students choose a card and then write the facts on the mat.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
If you are anything like me right now, you are having a difficult time keeping up with reading blogs—let alone writing for a blog. Sorry about my absence but I’m still settling into my first year of teaching first grade. It’s been fun and great, but a lot of work! I will share more later.
As for today, I went shopping and Target is having 70% off most of their dollar spot! For thirty cents each I got:
- 30 write on white boards
- 13 blue hanging pocket charts
- 8 sets of 4-black bowls (good for math manipulatives)
- teachers signs (saying things like “Line up here”)
At OfficeMax, they have a sale on hanging folders and manila file folders for $5 a box (certain boxes only). I had $11.00 in Maxperks and got them for free! While there, I also turned in my used printer cartridges for more Maxperks.
Hope you are able to grab some of these back to school clearance prices too!
Sunday, August 28, 2011
My first week of teaching 1st grade for the first time in 11 years of teaching is over. I think I’ve been learning just as much as the students have been learning! I have been introducing WBT (whole brain teaching) to the students and they’ve been doing well with it. If you have been teaching with the enVision math series these first weeks of school, then the next bit of info should be helpful.
I’ve learned a new word, subitizing. What is it? Well, basically it is being able to see a group and be able to tell how many there are in the group without having to count them. As teachers, we use dice and dot cards to teach and reinforce this skill. There are some great freebies out there that help to teach this skill. Click below to see the links on subitizing (scroll down when you get there).