Friday, February 16, 2018

A week of KINDNESS!

Just a few snapshots from the week! We had valentines, kind notes, a surprise Mystery Reader that has my heart, and 100 days of school! Not to mention lots of reading groups, work with numbers, and building some habitats!

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Making numbers friendly

Here are a few examples of what we mean when we make numbers friendly! Students who have a strong number sense and can make all the combinations of different numbers can use place value with ease to solve problems. Here is an example of a student who is working on showing a number in friendly ways, as well as an explanation from me! Let us know if you have questions!

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

from the Author's Chair!

A few great examples of real Authors! We are proud of you Sravya and Isaac! Everyone in our class is sharpening their writing skills!

Monday, February 5, 2018

Mixing it up....BLENDED STYLE!

Today was our first attempt to try a little blended learning in the mix of regular centers. Blended learning is an approach to teaching where some student are begin delivered instruction on a computer program, some are working hands on and others are working with a teacher. The neat thing...all are working on what they need to work on! After a little extra effort to get logged on , we were up and running. We had students working on specific assignments through MAP SKILLS, some working on iStation, and others working in independent centers with a strong focus on sight words. Tomorrow I will layer in a guided reading group at my table!
This is going to be a trial run for the next few weeks and then I will make adjustments to give everyone the best!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

When you shoot for the SKY!

This we week we have been learning about day and night, and all things in the SKY! We learned about how the day and night are created, the way and reason seasons cycle, and the moon's changing face. All the stars aligned when we teach this unit on the week of a blood blue moon! We acted it out, wrote about it in our journals, and then used Draw and Tell to create a picture of what we learned! The products that the students made were out of this world!

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Bringing Voice to some FAMOUS AMERICANS!

We spent some time over the last few weeks learning about some famous Americans. The final activity was to make a chatter pic with their accomplishments. Students then loaded them to their See Saw account. Reflection and feedback is so important for learning. Look a this great example of the excitement Hannah got when her mom liked her entry in See Saw! She even wrote her a thank you note. If you need information on how to access your students' account, please let me know and I will send it your way!

Friday, January 12, 2018

2D to 3D

What better way to learn, than to build!  We spent the afternoon cutting 2D shapes and making them into 3D solid shapes!  It was great fun to spread out in the cafeteria and share the learning with Ms. Clark’s Class!