November 7, 2012

Currently and rounding

Linking up a few days late with Farley for this month's currently - I love these!

My son adores MMCH (that is cool mom shorthand for Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)

I am so lucky that my parents will come visit us for Thanksgiving. I love that we can still have some family traditions even when family lives so far away. They come every year at this time!

We really want to take the kids to disney over spring break so I need to get on it. Trouble is, there are SO many decisions to make and I am decision challenged :)

I am about 15 pounds heavier that I was last year at this time and I need to change that. But, I like candy.... sigh

I had to change classrooms this year and was told that 3 days before school started. Needless to say, set up was rushed and I still don't like the way my space is set up... I constantly feel like I don't know where to put stuff and there seems to be paper EVERYwhere. Drives me nutssssssssss.

I love my bedtime Mozart Cd. it is super long and so calming. However, I saw someone else mention that they played jazz because the upbeat tempo kept the kids just busy enough to keep them focused on toe tapping instead of talking. I am going to try it next week... it couldn't hurt with my ridiculously talkative high spirited group!

In other news.....

I have been very busy teaching rounding and we needed some games to practice with. I have been loving all the cute bump games around Pinterest and we played scoot last week. So.Much.Fun. Have you played with your class? 
Any who, I created some rounding bump games and a rounding / estimating sums and differences scoot game. The mini Thanksgiving themed pack is only $2 at my store but I included rounding to the nearest 10 bump game for free in the preview file! Click the picture below to get your copy. 

Happy Rounding,


  1. Newest follower!!! Do I ever want to get my classroom organized. Currently (lol), throw everything in a blox labeled with the month and that is it!!! Yuck! Survival though!!

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  2. I say your Disney decision should be YES! I live an hour from Disney World, but only get to go every so often. Do it! =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  3. I love the bump game...Thanks for sharing! Have a happy Thanksgiving and go to Disney!!
    Owl Things First!

  4. GO TO DISNEY! I live about 3 hours away and we love it! I'll be there in 3 weeks and can't wait! LOVE the bump game!
    Beach Sand and Lesson Plans

  5. Disney!!! But Disney at spring break can be really crowded... which is why I never go then. But if you plan for it, it is definitely manageable.
    Third Grade Tidbits

  6. Hi Heather! A spring break trip to Disney sounds awesome! Thanks for the music ideas. I will have to check these out. The math games look fabulous!
    Have a great week!


  7. Thank you for the rounding freebie. It is such a hard skill for my student and so we can't just cover it once. It's great to find ways for them to review it. I've pinned it as well since I know other teachers would love it and your blog.
    Grade School Giggles