Tuesday, October 30, 2012
What Have We Been Up To????
Number sense is the name of the game. We have been working really hard to build our number sense. My goal is to get them to know numbers inside and out. Backwards and forwards and up and down. I can see our hard work beginning to pay off.
Here’s a quick ladybug activity we did for the number eight.
Skittles in my mouth. I whipped this up to use with the number nine. We completed these during math stations. They were so excited to rotate to my table to complete this.
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A few weeks out of the month I have guided writing in small groups during writing time. This helps me to really focus in on particular students, observe their strengths and weaknesses in term of composing text and everybody gets a chance to write with me, which they love. I usually pull a small group to my table each day. Here are a few examples of what we’ve produced during guided writing.
Last week we worked on short u. We generated short u words together during whole group time, then the students chose four short u words to write on their nuts. They had to write sentences using the words they chose.
The students chose Halloween related stickers then wrote a story problem for the number eight.
Literature Extension Activity
We read I Know An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves. The the students chose their own fall related item the old lady swallowed. The mouth part flips up. If anyone would like a copy let me know and I’ll add it to this post.
Hope you have found something you can use, or an idea to spark your creativity! Tomorrow is “Oh my goodness I’ll be so glad when this day is over” day. Are you ready?? Here’s praying that we all make it through unscathed. Have a great rest of the week!