Getting Ready for the New School Year!!!

The beginning of the school year is almost here. I hope that this year GOD brings us many blessings and guides us to spread his good news to our students and parents. I am excited to meet my new third graders and to teach them. Therefore, I have been doing some reading to get ideas to incorporate in my classroom.

Throughout the year I will be sharing some links that will help us when preparing for the school year.

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New Years Resolution

We are entering a new year and you might have been thinking about resolutions or changes for this new coming year.

Dear Readers,

As educators or parents we know the importance of teaching our children on setting goals for the future. In addition, as educators we know that common core is all about mindset and setting goals.

Sometimes the content can be too rigorous or too much for the students. That is why as educators we need to use scaffolding methods in our teaching, so the students can be able to succeed. I believed that is important to teach our children to have a positive mindset as as well as to have an action plan and actually following the plan. The students should take more responsibility as well as setting up schedules so they can be able to do their work on time, study, read, etc.

Our students need to be more exposed with literature that teaches them to have a positive mind and to changes their studying habits or strategies so they can reach success.

here are some books

Let’s teach our students studying habits

A simple activity you can do with your kids, so they can visualize their goals.

 

Diagrams for mindset

Books for educators and parents:

 

 

Positive responses teachers and parents can use in the classroom or at home

 

Dear Readers,

I hope this post helps you on teaching children on having a growth mindset for 2018.

Love

Through Mary and Jesus we learn what love is and how to love others.  Earlier this month I was talking with my sister and friend how our world is today. Our students are so involve in their own little world and they do not know how to interact with other people. Also, their parents are very busy working that there is no discipline. My friend made a good point that sometimes our students do not respect us because they do not know us but that is the same treatment that Jesus the son of God received. People did not respect him and in fact they talked bad about him. He won people over by teaching them as well as showing them how to love and respect others. Jesus showed others love, compassion, understanding, mercy etc. Therefore, us as educators and parents we need to teach our children to love by loving and respecting them.

We do have to remember that the most important thing that Jesus thought us is love.

Love is….

  1. Never about control or possession
  2. About saying sorry to the person you have hurt
  3. About vulnerability
  4. About trust
  5. Unconditional
  6. Changing

 

We should always remember to love others just like God loves us. God loves us no matter what we do or say. He forgives when we do wrong. His love is very big and it never ends.

 

The most important gift that we should all ask for is love, so our whole world can be different and all disasters can come to an end. We should nusrish that love we have for others.

How are you going to spread love this year?

 

Advent Activities

In this season of adevent we are called to reflect and change our lifes. For the ones who have read my blog I am a catholic school teacher and I teach my students the importance of prayer. This year I decided to do things differently each day during the advent season. Everyday we are reflecting and thinking of how we can change. Today we focused on hope.

  • The students did a brain dumb on hope.
  • Then they had to reflect how they envision hope for the world and themselves during this season.
  • Also they drew images that represent hope.

Homework samples

Homework October

Math due on Friday
Please do your work on a separate sheet of paper.

1. use the vocabulary: quotient, dividend, divisor

Label:
24 _____4= 6

2. find the quotient

16_____4=
Use a strategy

3. Max had 45 chocolate bars. He distribute an equal amount of chocolate bars into 9 cups. How many chocolate bars did he distribute into each cup?

Key words:
Equation:
Show work:

4. find the quotient
32____8=
Use a strategy

5. find the product
4×5=
Use a strategy

6. find the quotient
20____5=
Use a strategy

7. Mia baked 126 cupcakes. She gave 6 cupcakes to each friend. How many friends went to her party?

Key words:
Equation:
Show work:

8. Sam wants to share her 88 cookies equally with her eleven friends. How many cookies will each friend will get?

Key words:
Equation:
Show work:

9. use a strategy to find the product
16×2=
3×5=
4×7=
8×8=

 

10. practice:

785-159=
967-248=
1765+1345=
876+987=

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Warm-Up

Max has 24 chocolates. He wants to share an equal amount with some friends. Each friend got 4 chocolates each. How many friends does he have?
Equation:

Groups:

Array:

Bar Model:

Repeated Subtraction:

Multiplication Facts: