Tuesday, November 29, 2011
The students did AWESOME! They not only got the answer correct and knew it was subtraction, but they all used a variety of strategies.
During reading we talked about text connections. I brought "Mr.Connection" with me today. It is a cup filled with sentence starters to help students understand how to make connections while reading. We made a poster of the three types: text to text, text to self, and text to world. First I read a book and modeled my text to self connection. Then I had students share their connections. During reading groups, they all got to choose a stick and make their own connection to the book. They caught on really well. Today was just an introduction so I can't wait to see all the great connections we make in the weeks to come!