It takes about five minutes in school to get back on track. When you work with young children, there's no time to hang out by a water cooler or find yourself lost in your thoughts. They demand your attention right away.
Mondays, as I've mentioned before, are the most challenging day. But that said, I did introduce the computational thinking fraction lesson which was met with some challenge and some surprising strengths too. I'm looking forward to extending this lesson in the days ahead in ways that challenge students to think about all ways that they can compute with fractions using pictures, numbers, and words. I'll be interested to see what they come up.
We're tapering a bit too as we ready for the big tests ahead. Though today was a bit dry and unfriendly, now that the introduction for the unit is done, the days ahead will be more friendly, deep, and positive teaching/learning days in math. Onward.