We are teaching the kids many different ways to solve math problems besides using their fingers. Today we practiced addition and subtraction on a number line and then played subtraction Bingo.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
We are writing nonfiction books during Writing Workshop. Ask your child what they have been writing about!
We are finishing up our math addition strategies of +1 and +2. The kids should be automatic with this skill by now. We played a game called Lucky Bugs to help us practice. Next addition strategy: =10 (1+9, 9+1, 2+8, 8+2, 3+7, 7+3, etc).
|Yup, we have a book about Sponges. How cute are these children???????|
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Friday, November 18, 2016
Today we watched an amazing short video about a first grader who edited his work 6 times! Fixing up work to make it better can be a tough concept for our little students. If you have 6 minutes, it's an cool video! Click the vimeo below. We then used our learning to fix up our math work and make it even better. Your child will be bringing home "9 Birds in a Tree" math work today. Ask your child to explain our work!
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Today each child choose their own reading goal from the many reading skills and habits we have studied since September. "I need to remember to do that MORE so it becomes a habit." They will carry this goal in their reading bags to remind them to do it more.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Thursday, November 10, 2016
This week we made a graph detailing the veterans we know, filled in a mystery 100 chart of a soldier, watched some PBS informational videos, and read a mini-book to learn about our armed services and thank our vets! The children also wrote thank you notes to honor our vets
|Do You Know Any Veterans? approx 4'x8'|
|"Color number 97 green. Color number 4 brown."|
Wednesday, November 09, 2016
Monday, November 07, 2016
Friday, November 04, 2016
|Readers Theatre presentation of A Terrible Fright!|
|Math lesson with Cuisenaire Rods, teaching recognition, ordering and comparison of lengths.|
|Learning flexibility for solving unknown words. |
If one strategy doesn't work, try something else!
Then try something ELSE!
|Ten frame top-it, building mental arithmetic strategies and number sense flexibility.|