Monday, May 4, 2015

The Good. The Random. The Fun. v. 18

The Good: 
Avi was in town all week for a big doctor conference. Thursday night, there was the big convocation and she was inducted into the society as a fellow!
The Random:
Avi and I strolled around Newbury St and found the Boston Olive Oil Co. These flavors are a bit....odd....

The Fun: 
I am just loving how well my kids have taken to math centers. They're mastering their times tables, I hear "yay math!" and "do we have to stop?" daily. The goal next year is to mainly teach math through centers and a workshop style framework. We decided to not even order math workbooks for my class - so excited for that! I mean, look at this, this is a picture of engagement and fun, I mean learning!




   

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24 thoughts on the matter:

jandi said... {Reply}

those flavours are really odd... so wonderful when children are excited about learning!

Dina Lettre said... {Reply}

Love those sweet kids!!

Rebecca said... {Reply}

Wow - that's great about the math centers!

aspiritofsimplicity said... {Reply}

love seeing kids have fun and do well in math! Yes, I know the Lupine Lady story. I used to read it to my children all the time. You should check out Roxaboxen by the same author. We have wild daffodils that were planted by a townsmember's grandfather back in the 70s that grow like the lupines!

Nicki said... {Reply}

Super congratulations to your sister. I'm not even sure what you would use some of those oils for - but then I am not a big user of oil in general. (hence the lack of imagination). Math was / is such a hurdle for me - anything that would make it clearer and more enjoyable gets a resounding thumbs up from me.

Gina Kleinworth said... {Reply}

WOW how great for your sister - very exciting!!!!!!!!! I always love seeing all the fun you have each week

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

It's so great how you've instilled a love of math and learning to your kids. Kudos to your sis! Wow!!! I've been to a vinegar/oil tasting store before. Did you do any tasting? Those first 2 do sound odd but the coconut one sounds like it could be good?

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said... {Reply}

Yes, mathematics can be the funniest stuff to learn!

Patrick weseman said... {Reply}

Love the flavors and keep the kiddos on math. The more they learn it now the better they will be later (I know this because I am teaching math to high schoolers who never learned the basics).

Jill Foley said... {Reply}

where can i find more info on teaching math through centers? my girls HATE math and I need to mix it up for them.

very odd flavors indeed...

Karen S. said... {Reply}

Ah yes, I know some of them sound really odd, but I've tried a few that did and they were really delicious! Of course I like anything that has spice and pumpkin, and cinnamon the list is endless for me! Great good random fun here as always!

Carol Blackburn said... {Reply}

Super set! "Yay math" is awesome.

Adrienne said... {Reply}

I've said it before, and I'm sure I'll say it again - your teaching creativity and investment is truly inspiring! And why oh why has this world become about 'flavoring' everything?? It's one of those things I just don't get!!

jeannettestgermain said... {Reply}

Congrats to your sister! Have a brother that is an M.D. so I know about these big conferences:) I love how spacious your class room is!

prideinphotos.com said... {Reply}

SO lucky for you that the children love the math centers...makes teaching that much more enjoyable!

Linda Kay said... {Reply}

Congrats to Avi on the induction to fellow...pretty impressive. My grandson also loves math, goes to Mathnasium.

Buckeroomama said... {Reply}

Yay you for bringing joy into learning math --or any other subject, for that matter!

Kim Cunningham said... {Reply}

Congrats to Avi! What an accomplishment! I love you math idea for next year. I think it sounds perfect!

abrianna said... {Reply}

So when are you going to use the pumpkin spice olive oil? Centers have been around the homeschooling world for a while now. I think it is a great idea but lack of space prevents me from utilizing it here. We repurposed the living room of our open dining/living room area to store our school books and put desks for writing surfaces etc...

Linda said... {Reply}

Congrats to Avi and to the kids too.

packmom said... {Reply}

So great for your sister and wonderful you could be there. Love that picture of your classroom with the kids working hard. I've seen a lot of weird vinegar flavors in may day too. One of my favorites is mandarin orange.

edenhills said... {Reply}

Those are odd flavors. You must certainly be doing something right if they are having that much fun at math!

Kimberly Vensel said... {Reply}

Yay for math! Love it! My 3rd grader is learning his multiplication facts. I don't think he is having nearly as much fun as your kids are though. :) And my 6th grader has math that is beyond my comprehension. :) His too, unfortunately.

Shoshanah said... {Reply}

As odd as those vinegars sound, because they do, I'd still be curious enough to try them. Especially the pumpkin spice and espresso!