robinellen (robinellen) wrote,
robinellen
robinellen

Four on Friday...

1. Last night was my token night of poor sleep (can I hope there's only one per week?). At least today's Friday :)

2. We're supposed to get a storm this weekend. It's still chilly from the unexpected front which came through Wednesday, though I think it's supposed to get up to 60 today. At least the mountains got some snow -- and DH gets to ski this weekend.

3. My MIL is coming in to see D's last game. I'm glad she gets to see a game, but the timing could be better. My FIL is taking the kiddos right after the game (tomorrow afternoon), and DH and I had plans to celebrate our anniversary...I'm not sure what my MIL will do. If we're lucky, they'll just find somewhere else to stay, no?

4. After working with my daughter's class yesterday for math, I will admit that I'm a bit concerned about the direction our district is moving in regards to math...I've never liked the resource our district uses (Investigations -- I know other districts around the country have used it). For a while, though, it looked like they would supplement with other resources to cover some of the holes. But yesterday, I worked with a group of kids (including E) who 'mastered' the pre-test for a new unit and were doing extra work. One of the questions required them to multiply a two-digit number by a two-digit number -- and they couldn't do it! They've never learned standard multiplication (what I call the 'column' method, and other probably call a standard algorithm). The method they're taught is the 'break-apart' strategy, but that gets pretty complicated as soon as you have large numbers. I vaguely remember having to teach D how to do it (how it can be so vague when it was only two years ago is beyond me!), so I just need to buckle down and teach E the same thing, clearly. *sigh*

Happy Friday :) Any fun weekend plans?
Tags: bball, school stuff, sleep issues
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