Years From 2006 – 2011 I taught at Highview. It was a wonderful school and community. The students were engaged, the parents very supportive and the staff well, people of the heart, dedicated to having fun while facilitating an expansion of skills and love of learning. I made friends for life.
In this story I decided to feature a few of these special people, Donna my work wife with whom I shared our grade four classroom halftime, Deb my grade teaching partner, Rick my Math teaching mentor (I called him Hercules as he was like a super hero in the classroom and specialized in teaching math), and a student Nick who touched us all with his antics, smile, struggles and accomplishments. As you will see I’ve twisted their roles as characters. Here Ricky is not the teacher but the bright and bored student.
This story is geared for grades 4-6. I have put this into a PDF that you can print off. It has potential to be your math lesson for the week. Take it with your child reading it through once first then slowly reading through each section following the reasoning. Your child can illustrate it. The pages can be folded and either glued back to back, stapled at the center or you can cut the pages and staple/glue them in your own book format. I have numbered the pages at the bottom to avoid confusion.
I share this story as I can only imagine it is stressful thinking what are we going to cover in the next week for home school. I have often found that once I have an option or plan in my back pocket I can relax. So in the interest of helping you relax tomorrow here’s this integrative math lesson/story.
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