Simple Sunday – Early Pre-Christmas

Friday was the last day of school for two weeks (hooray!!) 

In the classroom, we combined math and art to make these “Merry Math” trees.  As you can see, we have been working on the inverse relationship between multiplication and division. 

Merry Math Trees

Friday night we packed up and headed down to Tucson for an early pre-Christmas.  We stayed at my Mother-in-Law’s house and Husband’s sister and her family came over.

The boys were bored, waiting for their cousins to arrive so we took a walk to the park.  Carter brought his soccer ball and we ended up making a game involving the ball and the slide.  As you can see, the boys really liked it.   

Soccer Slide Collage

This week, I will do some baking, clean the house (a little, no need to get too crazy), and have fun hanging out with the boys.  Husband, who works out of the house and does not get two weeks off, will simply have to put up with our shenanigans.  Poor guy!

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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4 Responses to Simple Sunday – Early Pre-Christmas

  1. Wow, I love your math Christmas trees. Very good idea! X

  2. Thanks for your recent visit. I was a high school history teacher in Miami 33 years. I like your math trees. So many of my 11th graders were 2-4 years below reading level and I always provided art related assignments so they could at least get a C not an F as from the rest of the teachers. Merry Christmas.

    • shoes says:

      I teach third grade and try my best to incorporate art and other various non-traditional ways for the students to show me what they have learned. We also do a lot of partner work and small groups so they can learn from each other. High school, from what I understand, is a whole other ballgame. 33 years, wow! I am only three years in.
      Merry Christmas to you as well!

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