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We had our first math test today, and I think it went pretty well. In fact, they were EXCITED about it! They cheered when I told them it was time for math! I could tell that their hard work at school and at home really paid off. My goal is to have the tests graded and going home with them by Friday. After the test, the kids got to play the math game that was included in their math workbooks. I let them take it home today.
Now, my favorite part of the day...science! We stared the year classifying animals, now we are talking about living and nonliving things.
You might be wondering why we didn't start with classifying living and nonliving at the beginning of the year, and my answer is this... the first grade teachers got together and realized that most of the ABC books we were using in reading revolved around animals. It was the best way we could figure to combine both subjects, and it was interesting to the students. Now that the students are in the groove of school, and ready to make more connections, we can build on some basic science foundations; animals are living things. Check out the chart we made today:
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