Also, this was our first day back on our 'original' schedule. For the month of January first grade had traded their related arts time with fifth grade, to help them prepare for the fifth grade writing assessment. Well, the assessment was today, so we didn't need to trade time anymore!
Since there were fifth graders in the library, Mrs. Green, our librarian, came to us! Today's topic was the Chinese New Year. To go along with the topic, I found a video on Sesame Street.org
In math we worked on finding numbers that are 'before', 'after', and 'between'. In Ms. Leahy's class they play a game with number cards. Right now they are working with numbers up to 20. Ms. Leahy holds up a number card and gives a direction like, "Find the number that is one more," or "What number is before this one?"
**This would be a great game and review activity for home! Get some index cards at the Dollar Store and write the numbers 1-20 on them. (save the other cards for other projects) Practice holding up cards and have your students find - one more, -one less, -ten more, -ten less, -number before, -number after, or hold up two numbers like 6 and 8 and have students figure out the number between.**
I didn't get picture of our Daily Brain since I wasn't there all day, but I'm sure my soldiers learned a lot in their substitute classes!