To say I'm ready for the upcoming 3-day weekend is an understatement! We've been in school now for 3 weeks and while I'm doing better at getting ahead school-wise, other areas of my life have fallen behind. I need a day just to catch up, work in my yard, and not feel like I'm a hamster on a wheel.
However, this year, I knew I needed a change because I would be having some kids that I had in class a couple of years ago, so over the summer, I started thinking about how I could change it. For the past two years, it's had a math fun fact, a mathematician of the week, and a math quote. This year, I wanted to incorporate some vertical / magnetic puzzles based as inspired by Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) and to add some math-y toys to the mix.
One of my Labor Day goals is to work on my files for the Brain Teaser spot so I have a binder full of papers to swap out those each week. This may be a work in progress over the year, but for now, it's on my to-do list. Also on that list is to get my binder of Vertical Puzzles updated, cut out, and compiled.