Hey!! I love your OLW! Yes I do use Math Expressions.. what do you think of it? I'm not really a fan, it sort of confuses me more than anything haha! :)
This is my school's 4th year using Math Expressions but we don't use it exclusively - we have county made lessons to cover the things that math expressions doesn't. It's grown on me. I now know what lessons are lame and to skip and which ones are better. I love the math mountains - my kids are really good at them and I think it really helps them solve story problems. I don't love the PAGES of things for the kids to cut out - penny strips, quarters, shapes, etc - it just is a management nightmare!
haha omg I totally agree. Since it's my first year its hard to get a grasp on which lessons are lame and what I really need to teach them. And then of course to make sure it links with Common Core! I don't use it exclusively either. I hate hate hate the worksheets after worksheets. I'd rather do activities and movement stuff, especially because my class is quite ADHD! I guess in a few more years I'll have a better idea and it will be easier! LOVE Math Mountains, though! They are great. When are we going to plan that Raleigh blogger meet up? ;)