Our latest ac6vi6es…. We worked on our por,olios picking our best work and reﬂec6ng about it! Self portraits came out amazing!
A por&olio tells one person’s story…. ...this is why they are important and this is what keeps them current….
Making a line plot…. ..working on a tally chart about number of siblings…. …..students learned how to show results of a survey using a line plot.
Playing “ Two-‐ﬁsted penny addi6on”…. Children recorded complements of numbers from 5 to 9 as a means of developing readiness for addi6on and subtrac6on facts, and understanding the commuta6ve property of addi6on.
Reading “ TIME for kids” …. This division magazine of TIME is specially published for children It contains some and wriPen by young reporters. na6onal news, a “cartoon of the week” and a variety of ar6cles concerning popular culture.
“Exploring dot pa9erns on dominoes” Students played “domino top-‐it”. They took turns ﬁnding the total number of dots and deciding who the winner was.
Children learned how to es6mate sums using dominoes. On their journals they used diagrams: parts and total, to ﬁnd the total number of dots on dominoes.
Units self-‐assessment… Students reﬂected upon their unit work and how they can improve it. Self-‐assessment encourages them to think about their learning and design strategies to reach our goals.
“Two-‐ﬁsted penny addi6on” Children recorded complements of numbers from 5 to 9…
Exploring personal “foot” and standard foot. Children compared their personal foot length measuring diﬀerent things in our classroom. Developing their measuring skills…
Measuring with a measuring tape… Students measured around and across things… They talked about the advantages and disadvantages of measuring tapes compared to rulers, yard s6cks, and meter s6cks.
Building structures with base 10 blocks… Exploring shapes on the Geoboard..
We began our 3rd unit of inquiry: How do we express ourselves. Our central idea is : People explain belief systems through stories. We began learning about fables and read: The crow and the pitcher. If you have any ideas for our unit, would like to par6cipate in a storytelling session or speciﬁc workshop, please let me know!
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