These pictures are from September but better late than never eh?
We have been super busy in room 214 and I haven't had much time to stop and think, let alone stop and blog.
We have also been trying to finish up our Postcards for the Great Postcard Exchange. (mailing those out this weekend:))
Here is proof we are alive and learning:
cooperative groups to review ordering numbers least to greatest and greatest to least. This is a great activity as the students receive a large stack of numbers to 9,999 which they must work together looking at the place value to help order the numbers.
Students explored creating problems with their unifix cubes and then flip flopping the addends to see that the sum stayed the same. Then they recorded the problem on the grid paper and labeled the problem.
More examples of the students coming up with their "colorful words"
Here is another math actvitiy we did once end of quarter testing days were over.
1st portion of the game was comparing numbers. Students could make the Jacks, Ace, King, and Queens any number 1-9 they wish to help build their number. We used Popsicle sticks to make the greater than, less than, equal to signs. Each student took turns comparing and were allotted a point for each correct comparison.
for the 2nd portion of the game students pulled 3 or 4 cards off the top (depending on if you wanted to do three digit or four digit numbers). They then had to arrange their cards to make the smallest or largest number possible. The student who made the smallest or largest depending on what I called out, earned points.
Some students began catching on how to move their cards to beat their partner using the place value concepts.
Thursday was the last day of the 1st quarter which made yesterday a teacher workday.
Report cards, IEP progress reports, lesson planning, and a workshop. Teacher workdays are never long and productive enough.
We also went to the fair for Special education day which I will also be creating a post about.