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.


Monday, September 12, 2011

GO Map this week 9/13- Retelling Fiction Stories

This week we are reviewing the Retelling GO Map that helps students understand the importance of story elements. This map will identify the characters, setting, problem(s), and solution in a fiction story. Students will read their "just right" book, and then as they are reading they will fill out the go map. MOST students complete this at school, so parents here's where you come in... when you see "GO Map" for homework that night, they are just reviewing what they did in class and possibly adding items they may not have noticed the first time reading. (If your child chooses a nonfiction story, main idea and details would be identified.)It is so important that students can talk about what they are reading. GO Maps help them organize their thinking to help them comprehend the text. Graphic organizers help students construct meaning. Summarizing requires students to determine what is important in what they are reading and to put it into their own words.
Here is a copy a student has completed: Remember, good readers should be able to think about their own thinking :-) Happy Reading The First Grade Team

Monday, September 5, 2011

Word Sorts?

Each night your child will bring home this word study folder. It must come back to school each day because we use the word cut-outs and spelling journal for research centers in class.
Inside you will find the word cut-outs and the journal. We ask that the students use the word cut outs to see the patterns in their words each week.
Here is what the homework for Monday nights should look like! :-) After your child sorts their 10 pattern words, have them say the word and then record the word into their journal.