Another one of our resources was featured in a really, really great corner of the web. Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational is a blog dedicated to providing at home learning resources to supplement in school learning. It is a treasure trove of resources for moms, teacher and homeschoolers alike. Every Monday they round up some of their favourite resources that can be used for home learning. This week they elected to feature our Sight Word Go Fish game. However, ours isn’t the only excellent resource they culled. So head over to the Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational blog to see the other great resources they found!
As of next week, I will begin a teaching position doing math intervention for at risk students in a Harlem Public School. I am incredibly, heart pumping excited for this next chapter in my teaching career. My work in Harlem will be unlike any of my previous experiences as a Canadian public school teacher. I am confident that as I work to teach my students mastery over the mathematical concepts that they will be teaching me equally as much about what it is to be a thoughtful, culturally aware, engaged educator. I am eager to grow my professional competencies as I experience the grind and joys of inner city, urban teaching. So with all the excitement in me building, and my patience to begin waning, all I can do is start to plan by scouring my math materials to see what might be applicable to my new students. I have unearthed a few games that I have created and used in my math classroom that I thought I should share with the greater teaching world. Throughout my teaching career I have always struggled to find resources that reflect my exact vision for my curriculum or meet the precise, unique needs of my students. So as a result I tend to devise all my own worksheets, games and handouts. Often my creations are inspired by things I see done by others or a need I see arising in a child, but in the end I tailor my inspirations into something that aligns with my educational philosophy. So with that in mind, please use these resources, adapt them and if possible give me your feedback so I can better them in the future. Continue reading “Teaching Moments: Math Games”