Today we played, what number do I have? One partner holds a number on their forehead without looking. Their partner tells them how many more they need to make ten. Then the first partner has to figure out what number they have. For example: I have nine SECRETLY on my forehead. My partner says I need one more to make ten. Then, I know I have nine because 1+9=10.
Today we started to practice our IDR or Independent Daily Reading. We're working on reading books that are just right for us--book that are just the right amount of challenging and interesting too! Today we read for five minutes. Tomorrow maybe we'll try five and a half! We're building on reading stamina everyday.
Today we played target practice. It's a great math game you can play using only a number cube. We picked a target number, rolled the number cube, and found how many more to hit the target.
Talk about beautiful fall weather. Go outside this afternoon and enjoy the fresh air and changing leaves! We sure did at recess.
In math we are working on creating pictures and number sentences that match story problems. It's tricky to make a picture that tells a very specific story, but we're getting really good at it! Today we even made up our own. Can you make a story to go along with the expression 8+2?
Which motion goes with which work?
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Everyday we're working on our writing--adding detail to our small moment stories, stretching out our words, using capitals and periods to mark the beginning and end of a sentence, and so much more. But we're also working on our artwork. The pictures add detail to our writing and help us tell the story too. Give us some colored pencils and crayons and you'll be amazing what we create.
Today we made our very own Rekenrek bracelets with two groups of five. With the bracelets we were easily able to find all the different combinations to ten. There are a lot!
Our reading program Making Meaning builds in time for vocabulary discussion. This week we're working on synonyms. We're finding words that mean the same thing as words we've seen in books. Ask us how we use the words rapidly, delighted, bold, and timid. Listen for these words in our conversations and look for them in our writing!
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