This morning we worked more with graphing. Instead of graphing our estimations, like we did yesterday, we graphed candy! We each got a pile of conversation hearts. We made bar graphs, compared colors, compared numbers with friends, and got to eat our math! Check it out!
This afternoon we got a chance to show each other some love. We exchanged Valentines and the compliments we've been writing in class. It was fun to read all the nice things other people had to say about us.
MEASUREMENT AROUND THE ROOM!
Today we compared the length of 100 objects. Turns out how big something is REALLY impacts the length of 100 of them. It was fun to revisit measurement and get to use our hands.
We found that 100 of the following items measures...
Dominoes: 444 cm Gummy Bears: 145 cm Popsicle Sticks: 915 cm Poker Chips: 400 cm Skittles: 127 cm Square Tiles: 259 cm
Seashells: 205 cm Candy Hearts: 161 cm Paper Stars: 231 cm
Cheerios: 120 cm Sharpies: 1380 cm Tens Sticks: 100 cm
Centimeter Cubes: 100 cm Beads: 53 cm Dice: 190 cm Counters: 261 cm Rulers: 3140 cm Pieces of Paper: 270 cm Links: 340 cm
THE ESTIMATION STATION!
Can you guess which of these is 100? Which is 75? Which is 50? Which is 25?
Check out this cool graph we made to show our estimations! Only one person got them all!
This morning we had a chance to celebrate more hundreds day with Miss Abby's class. We played race to 100 with dice and tally marks. It was really fun to partner with some new friends.
Today we started to celebrate 100. Next Tuesday is our 100th day of school. Can you believe it? For some 100's day fun we figured out how many things we can do in 100 seconds. Turns out 100 seconds is longer than you might think!
Aspen Elementary is proud to be taking part in the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser this month.
How this works at AES:
Between now and March 2nd participants will be actively seeking donations for the American Heart Association. Online donations can be recorded here. Cash/check donations can be collected in the Jump Rope for Heart envelopes and sent in on or by Friday March 2nd. Dollars will be tallied and all earned rewards will be handed out in mid March.
When your child receives their first donation you may send them to school with the little square coupon that can be found on the registration envelope (please don’t send money at this time). They will trade this in for their first little gift.
Every little bit helps! Thanks for your support!
We'll be jump roping in P.E. all through the month of February!
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Miss Kylie loves the number ten. We use it all day, everyday. Today we reviewed our combinations to ten with a fun game. Once you know how all the ways to make ten you can apply it to the biggest numbers in the world. Check out the two different ways we played.
Hold up a number on your forehead without looking. Your partner tells you how many more you need to make ten. Work backwards to figure out the number you have. Then say an addition or subtraction sentence! Or make it a challenge and say the whole fact family!
For example, [3, 7, 10] ---> 3+7=10 7+3=10 10-3=7 10-7=3
If you like bigger numbers the same concepts applies to infinity! Hold up a number on your forehead without looking. Your partner tells you how many more (or less) you need to get to the nearest 100 (they have to tell you that 100 group too). Then you say the addition or subtraction sentence to go along with it!
For example, 30 more to get to 400 ---> 370+30=400
About once a month we realize the number of pencils we have to write with is significantly less that it used to be. This could be explained by the fact that pencils get worn down, need to be sharpened, and eventually have to be retired. However, the number of pencils that goes missing is highly suspect. So, we go on a pencil hunt. First graders stash pencils (and other things) in the funniest places. We find the most interesting things on pencil hunt day.
We love a visit from our favorite scientist, especially when we learn about our own bodies!
Today we did an owl art project in preparation for Owling Night next Tuesday! We used continuous line to create these very intricate and unique owls. Check out how cool!!
It's all in the details!
(for the Gratitude Project)
Amazon Gift Cards
(for classroom and art supplies)