I haven't shared much on math this year because I haven't been the biggest fan of our new math series. Last week I decided to start having a good attitude about and work with what we had. I am happy to say that we've had a much better math experience after this attitude change. We start out the lesson each day by using my FAVORITE purchase EVER on TpT: Cara's Calendar Companion. This little resource is wonderful and has helped my kids SO much. After we complete the daily calendar, we go back to our seats and start the lesson. After doing part of the lesson on their own, I check who understands the skill and who still needs more help. Those that need help, go to the small group table with me and those who don't, get start on their math journals. If you would like a more detailed post on my math lesson, let me know and I'll do one, complete with pictures :). After we did math groups today, we did our very first Think Math! I was so proud of how hard they worked on this. I captured the moment :)
When I create a Think Math page, I go ahead and draw the answer, but I cover it up while they're working on the problem. They have to write the problem, determine the number sentence, and illustrate the problem.
We've started subtraction, so I used Think Math as an addition review.
While sorting through math charts from last year, I rediscovered my money posters. You can find these in my Show Me the Money unit here.
We are learning about dinosaurs this week (Mr. Bones for all you RS teachers!)
We made predictions about what Mr. Bones will discover.
We talked last week about surprises that can be treasures
We've learned all about ai and ay, better known in our classroom as the married couple, thanks to Babbling Abby's fabulous teaching idea found here
I redid my objectives. This was the old way I had them displayed.
I liked this way, but it took up too much space on my white board, which was already limited on space due to my Smartboard. Here's the new way:
Works so much better!
I've been collecting water bottle caps for months now. I finally had enough to create this center.
Hope everyone had a fabulous Monday! :)