Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Step 1 - Word Problems

We are working our way through solving word problems. Yesterday we learned how to turn the Question into a statement where ___ (umm) is the number that we don't know. Here is a quick little explanation to help parents at home. A good way to help kids practice at home...Ask them questions where they don't know the answer (like the hair on Addie's head in the video), and have them answer with a statement where ___ (umm) represents the number we don't know.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Author's Chair

Did you know that we write everyday in 1st Grade! The Author's chair is a great place to develop confidence, while friends complement and critique our work. Check out Lydia in the author's chair. She is sharing her topic book about Soccer. Be sure to ask your student what they are writing about (it should be something they know a lot about!).

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Matter in Motion

We need to move and it all MATTERs! Today we learned about how matter can change from one state to another. We know that heat or cold (less heat) has to be added to make matter change between states (not States like Texas - but kinds!) Check out these examples!

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Think Forward Thursday!

Thanks for doing a great job while I was at a meeting. I am back tomorrow, so enjoy the videos I made. I have a big treat for you that we will talk about tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Wonderful Wednesday - minus Mrs. J

Here are the lessons for today! I miss these kiddos, but know they are working hard.

Monday, October 2, 2017

busy day ...Tuesday!

I am out for a few days to attend a district meeting involving the redesign team for HCE. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to help build a new future for Hunters Creek and all our kids. While I am gone, Mrs. Grey will be here. I filmed a lot of the lessons for the day so that I could stay involved in the week! This will give parents a little understanding of what we are doing in class!

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Two Heads are Better Than One!

Today we started using our writing buddy to share our planning before writing. Students did a great job independently working with a buddy to plan their writing. The author told their story using the sketch, while the buddy listened, commented, and asked questions that didn't make sense.