Tomorrow we will work on pulling out sight words, number words and color words.
We started all new centers today for reading groups. Most of them revolved around frogs or pond life, which hopefully will help the kids remember our topic for the week! Two of the centers require work on dry-erase boards. I guess I could just have them use paper, but that gets boring after a while. I let my students know that it's not just me that's going to see their work this week! Students who work on dry-erase boards will have their work displayed on this blog! You would have thought Christmas had come early, they were so excited. Today it was Teams 2 and 5 who had the special centers.
Team 1 had a center today that I really enjoyed making, the Vocabulary center. I used the Read, Build, Write mats from http://homeschoolcreations.com on the topic of Pond Life. The center included books from our classroom library on the topic, the RBW mats and the vocabulary cards. It is wonderful for building vocabulary, spelling and handwriting skills, and integrating science into our reading centers. What I love the most about the website is that most of their materials are FREE to download! Check them out!
In math we started by stretching our minds around a single concept: making the number 10. I began the lesson by giving the kids each a get of 10 unifix cubes and a sheet of paper. I told them to think back to the lesson when we made our Power of 10 poster.
I wanted them to use their cubes to show the different ways of making 10 again. After they reminded themselves how to make 10, I made a 4-square on the board. I explained that we would be using this 4-square pattern a lot in math this year.
*This is a great way to test your student's understanding at home. Fold a piece of paper in half twice, making a 4-square. Make a title for your 4-square (ours was "10") and see what he/ she can come up with.
Square 1- numbers
Square 2- story
Square 3- picture
Square 4- word (or maybe another set of numbers or a different operation, like subtraction instead of addition)
In science we worked more on our lapbooks! We created another mini book, this one is on the 4 things that all living things need.
All in all, a pretty full day. Tomorrow- FROGS!
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