Sunday, January 22, 2012

Count All About It

We learned last week how important multiple exposures to counting is for first graders. So, this week I have created a center where students will estimate using different objects. They will also have a real life connection by estimating how many hershey kisses are in the jar. At the end of the week, whoever guesses the closest will get the candy!
In spelling, we are going to be working on -ake and -ike words. Please be sure to practice these words at home. Learning spelling patterns is a huge part of learning to read.
I will be posting pictures of our new math center, so keep checking!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Back in ACTION!

So excited to be back in action with the kids! We had a very busy day filled with lots of learning. 

Today we wrote our math goal for the week. The main objective for the week is to Represent numbers higher than 10 by showing, reading, and writing two digit numbers. Students chose just one goal. Most chose to be able to show two digit numbers, but after writing our goals students modeled two digit numbers by using base ten blocks. We talked about how many tens and ones were in each number. 

In spelling, students came up with and wrote words that begin with -str on a chart . Students came up with 5 of their own words and I gave them 5 challenge words. These will come home tomorrow to start studying for Friday's test. 
In writing, we are using more action words in our writing. Today we made our "action heroes". 
I will post pictures of objectives and writing asap.