One Day in the Life of a Teacher – #SOLC March Challenge

Today we started reading the picture book Dust Bowl by David Booth. We didn’t get very far, but we’ll continue tomorrow. I haven’t been all that great about my #classroombookaday commitment even though my students have tried to keep me honest. Some days I haven’t read a book and other days we’ve been reading the same picture book for a couple of days. Making time in a constant problem in the classroom.

We played multiplication Bingo in math. We started analyzing why some numbers from 1 – 36 will never work on a 5 x 5 Bingo card if we’re using two six-sided dice. Tomorrow we will dig in further by grouping and making connections between the numbers that work on a multiplication Bingo card and those that don’t. Can we make any generalizations about these numbers? How will the range of possible numbers change if we add a third dice? What if we use dice with more than six sides? Lots to talk about.

We wrote more slices and commented on those of other classrooms. And, I’ve been having trouble with Edublogs. I think it’s fixed. It was a settings problem that hopefully will go away now that I’ve made some changes. Keeping my fingers crossed.

I checked in with students regarding their self-assessment about their writing about reading. Some interesting observations by students in their notebooks. Some good conversations, too.

I’m looking forward to going back to school tomorrow. I’m excited to see my students and to continue learning with them.

Weather forecast: blue skies and sunny!

Thank you to the Two Writing Teachers for sponsoring the Slice of Life March Challenge! 


6 thoughts on “One Day in the Life of a Teacher – #SOLC March Challenge

  1. LSquared says:

    What a nice tone I imagine for your classroom today, with the way you report in your post. Always time is a precious commodity. Making time. Taking time. Saving time. Have a grand day tomorrow.


    • Thank you. Yes, we always lament the lack of time, wanting more time, if I had time, but the truth is it’s how we use our time that really matters. Of course, time is a constant. What changes is what you do with it. Still learning that!


  2. As someone who struggled with math, I was fascinated by your description of your math activities! This sounds like such a great exploration of the concepts and I wish that I’d had opportunities like this!

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    • Thanks for your comments. Teaching math is one of my biggest challenges. I try to make it relevant and meaningful for my students. I want them to see math as enjoyable. If I’ve done that, I feel I have been successful.

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