Sunday, April 22, 2012

Poetry walk!

This past week the first graders went on several nature walks. Our school offers many different types of habitats for us to explore. The nature trail, river dock, and the beach! The students took little notebooks with them to record what they observed. In the end we saw that something that was interesting and beautiful to one person, was not even interesting to others. But, all agreed that poetry is hidden all around us! The beach was everyone's favorite place to find hidden poems. In the second and third pictures you will see a big hole in the sand... it's a whale that had been buried there just hours before our visit to the beach!!! A 10-foot-long rare whale! Biologists said it was an adult male and may have died from a heart condition, which is one of the most frequent reasons for that type of whale to end up on the beach. Biologists took samples from the whale to be sent to a lab to find the cause of death and see if there was anything out of the ordinary. They said that the whale was buried on the beach! Yep. it was there... right on the very beach we came looking for poems. This of course led to many other inquires about the whale. It was an exciting day for all! Click here to read more about the whale!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Doubles Plus One Math Game!

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Each player needs a different color crayon. Take turns rolling of two number cubes or use dice. Double the amount shown to find the sum, then add 1 more. Color in the box with the correct “double plus one” sum on the game mat. Take turns rolling the number cube and coloring the doubles plus one amount. If the correct amount is already taken, your turn is over. After all the boxes are colored the most boxes colored is declared the winner!
Example: You roll a 2 and a 3. Take the sum, 5 and double it plus 1! Color in number 11 on the game board.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Subtraction Battle!

Tonight's math game! Thanks to some fellow bloggy teachers (who shared the documents with us), we have a fun game for homework! Pick 2 cards, subtract the smaller number from the bigger number to get the difference. Use addition to check! The first person with the correct answer wins the trick.

Happy learning!
Mrs. Barrons

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Missing Part Math Game ( sums of 10, doubles, and near doubles)

Find the missing part! See how quick you can fill out the missing parts sheet. Each column is for a different strategy. See the pictures below that explain how each addition strategy is used.

Click HERE for a blank Missing Parts Sheet!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

On TV!

As a part of our Tool Time Unit we toured the school's world TV room. We saw how all the tools work together to make a show happen. The students LOVED it! Here's a pic of us on WORLD TV yesterday.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Fact Family Math Game

First roll the dice to get a number. Then find what parts you will need to make your sum. Last, take the three family numbers and record the fact family on the back of your game sheet.

Monday, September 19, 2011

I wonder why the author wrote this???

When reading this week, we will be looking for why the author wrote our book.
An author’s purpose is the reason an author
decides to write about a specific topic. Then,
once a topic is selected, the author must
inform, persuade, entertain, or explain his
ideas to the reader
Check out this list of reason why else an author might write a book.