Sorry I have been MIA lately! Student teaching began a few weeks ago and I have been busy, busy, busy working and planning! Thursday was my birthday and I couldnt have gotten a better present from my co-op than I did. Without delving too much into anything she gave me some kind words of encouragement and really helped me to see that what I am doing is working really well.
I have taught several lessons now and I am one week away from taking on the entire day. Its crazy to think I will only be teaching a full day for two weeks. I feel like now that I have gotten to the point of almost all of the day, I can handle anything! It really is encouraging to get up there and do well and see such amazing results.
Thursday after school, I stayed with my co-op and planned for the next week. We ended up staying until 6pm. Crazy thing was, I wasnt even upset about being there so late on my birthday. I missed my own surprise party too but it was all worth it. I love being in the classroom and I feel so refreshed when I leave for the day. I really feel like I am making a difference every single day. I just love it!
Anywho, my question for this post was about fractions. I will be teaching fractions for math next week to my third graders. Its the first time they have been introduced to it and I am wondering what worked for you when teaching this topic. If you have any ideas, suggestions, or lessons that worked for you I would love the help!
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