Well, the sickness finally did me in. I made it to school this morning, but after about an hour of teaching, I felt a whole new wave of sickness (read: nausea) come over me. I put in for a half day sub, and thankfully someone answered (most of our normal go-to subs were already at our school because about 10 teachers were in San Antonio for the Leader in Me conference). She arrived quickly, which was nice because that gave me time to actually talk to her and explain some things, and then I got the heck outta there. I'm feeling ten times better now, thanks to some meds and sleep, so here's hoping I make it through the whole day tomorrow! I hope my students weren't thrown off too much by my leaving in the middle of the day - but, since I knew someone had picked up the job, at least I was able to tell the kids I was leaving before I dropped them off at specials. That's one thing I absolutely love about my schedule - time wise, a half day starts for me while my students are at specials, so whenever I do have to leave for a half day, the transition is easy for both me and my students.
Anyway, enough of that sick talk; that's no fun. Instead, here's a little fraction flag activity I made for my students to do as their morning work earlier this week. A while ago I stumbled across this when I was searching for something else entirely, and I made a mental note about it since I knew I was going to be teaching fractions soon. I needed something with a bit more direct instruction so I could actually assess how well my students could apply the new skills they'd learned, and this is what I came up with! My students enjoyed the opportunity to be creative with their flag creations, and they were very interested to see how different each person's flag turned out, even though they all followed the same directions! Click the picture below to find this activity for free in my TpT store! (Also, if you're a Mac user, like me, when you first download the file, if it opens automatically with Preview, you might be just as baffled as I was to see that the title text was blacked out and blurry, as if someone had smeared it - to fix that, just open the file with Adobe Reader instead, and it'll be just fine! The font used for the title is called BodieMF Flag Font, and it can be downloaded for free from Font Space here. )
Happy almost weekend everyone!