My week started out amazing with this gift from one of my students and his grandma.
It's not even my birthday yet, but they just wanted to thank me for my work this year. This particular kiddo has not been super successful in school prior to this year and had a really bad self-esteem. The first day of school he told me no less than 20 times how "stupid" he was. Fast forward to the middle of the year, and he is on honor roll and leadership team and making tremendous strides. He grew almost 30 points on his MAPS tests as well! Woo hoo! I cried when they brought this in!
But, speaking of birthdays - today IS my youngest son's 8th birthday! Where does the time go? I had to share this adorable pic of him playing around with a mustache he got from the treasure box.
I almost died when I confiscated these from one of my kiddos this week - At first I thought they were the real thing!
I was thankful they weren't, but, I didn't even know they made these anymore did you? I thought with the tobacco legislation in the 1990's they banned them. I guess not. They look a lot more realistic than the ones I had as a kid.
I spent some time this week printing and laminating these guys..
My kiddos have been mastering their multiplication facts and some are heading into division with my Kicking It Math Multiplication and Kicking It Math Division products. They love earning their new belts!
And last but not least, a fun little freebie for you! We have been learning about equivalent fractions, and have been having fun with this What Does the Fox Say? About Equivalent Fractions Match-Up Game. They love the song and sing it as they are playing. That can be a bit grating, I'm not going to lie, but knowing that they are practicing equivalent fractions, makes it a whole lot easier to swallow!
I am also linking up with Freebie Friday from Teaching Blog Addict to share this freebie! You can download the freebie at my TpT store here.