Friday, October 25, 2013

Putting Our Best Foot Forward

Red ribbon week was a success!  Thanks to sweet room moms who helped put our poster together. It's been a busy week. 

I loved visiting with everyone at conferences. As always, please let me know if you have concerns. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013

It was a beautiful day


We could not ask for a better day. Thank you to our PTA for giving us the gift to learn in the field!  We spent the morning running and rolling (great for our motion unit) and picnicking in the park. The afternoon was spent exploring the Children's Museum. My highlight was going up the power tower. Be sure to ask what your student loved. Look back tomorrow and I will post some tweets from them!  

Monday, October 14, 2013

Doing it all...

Last week we used ALL our skills to write and solve our own math word problems. Students created a setting (to work as the story mat), wrote a problem, and then edited it for capitalization and punctuation. We passed the problems to another group to solve the student created problems. It was truly mixing reading, writing and math!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Making Math Matter

Part of learning requires students to own what they are doing. As we learn new math vocabulary, we draw pictures to illustrate the meaning. The last 2 weeks we have been working on addition and subtraction problems. As an adult, we just know what the + and - sign mean. Today we drew pictures to illustrate addition and subtraction. Students came up with lots of different illustrations!  I love to see deeper thinking.