Friday, June 8, 2012

There's nothing like a new color cartridge...

Well, maybe a new pair of shoes, but this girl is in nerd heaven right now...

New tricolor 93 cartridge for my printer has been installed and I'm printing away as I type.  My poor netbook is overwhelmed with goodies from blogstalking and freebies (and not so freebie but well worth its) on TPT.  I've already printed 2 units and I'm on the way for more.  The only thing that could make this girl happier right now, except a new pair of shoes, is a laminator at home...maybe a cricut.  But I won't push my luck with the hubs.  He's already complaining that this cartridge will be gone before he even gets to print something out.  Poor picked on.  

We found out the last day of school that next year we have to do math stations.  As much as I like the idea of doing them, the prepping for them is not what I want to spend my entire summer doing.  I have a feeling though that this new cartridge will be hopelessly devoted to making new stations.  Does anyone use the Envision Math series?  We just adopted it last year and got the materials in late November.  It has a premade center book in it, but I had to leave it for the summer school teachers to use :(  so I can't get my hands on it to use this summer!!  Have you done math stations?  Do you follow Debbie Diller's math stations or do your own thing...maybe a combo of both?

Goodbye to the ink in my cartridge...I have a feeling it ain't gonna last long :/


  1. I'm eeking out the last drops of my color ink now before I put in yet another new one.

    Yearn to Learn Blog

  2. I like Debbie Diller! I used lots of her ideas but not in a math station format, more of a whole class game :)
    Have fun with your printer.

    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

  3. I read over Debbies books but adapted the centers to better go along with what I was teaching in class. One thing that I loved was the list of things to do with that center. Usually I would put out centers covering one specific concept not realizing that the students could also practice other concepts as well with that on center. So after reading her book all of my centers have the I can list on them which has really up the rigor of the center. I'm a new follower!

  4. Oh I LOVE LOVE LOVE Debbie Diller's Math Workstations book. It has been life changing for me. Math stations are such a beautiful thing. To see the kids and how much the enjoy math and are truly engaged is astounding. A lot of my stations didn't even need a color ink cartridge! All that was needed was some dice and lined paper- easy as that! I'll for sure be sharing ideas, and hope that perhaps something I do can be of help to you! :)

    Ms. Wilkie's Second Grade Class

  5. ugh..HATE envision...I don't thin I used but like 5 lessens from the whole book

  6. Our county adopted the enVision series last year. I liked the lessons, but didn't use the centers because I felt like I would need to spend too much time on each group and they wouldn't have time to actually play. My principal had a built-in intervention/enrichment block in our schedule and two days a week I would focus on math. Some ideas included using all the computers in my room to have some kiddos go to, while others would play addition and subtraction games that I found from TPT, while the rest were at the Smart Board playing interactive games. I have put links to some of my math activities on my blog. I hope this helps!

    ~ Sarah
    Learning is for Superstars

  7. You shouldn’t have said goodbye to your ink cartridge that fast! You should’ve at least bought spare ones along with your new printer. Didn’t the shop offer you that? Most of my friends have shared with me their experiences, and they said that they’re lucky to have extras. Do you still have the same printer?
    Clinton Mcalexander

  8. Check out the freebies on my blog. I have a few that might work in your math stations.