Friday, October 11, 2013

Conferences and Math



 This week we have been busy preparing for conferences!  Here are a few projects that we have been working on!

The pumpkins sight words are from Abby's Spelling for All Seasons Part One.
In class we have also been very busy using our ten frames and our new rekenreks!  I found these awesome magnetic ten frames from AEI Education.  They are working perfect for our Number Talks and daily math lessons.  We continue to work on our doubles.

I found this wonderful how to post from the Math Coach's Corner on making these  My daughter spent an evening putting these together.  They are working out great in the classroom!

Our focus in comprehension has been SCHEMA!  We used the idea from Tammy McGregor's Comprehension Connections book           to use the lint roller!  This printable and idea came from Crisscross Applesauce.  Each child wrote about their schema about school on a sheet like the one below.
Then, in their Reader Response notebook, they chose a topic to write about their schema.  The child below wrote about her schema on gymnastics.

We have been busy learning many of our word chunks!  Hello Literacy has another set as well.  I pull from both sets.  Heidisongs' Sounds Fun Phonics DVD and cards are a great addition to our day!  The children love her videos!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Fall Has Arrived!

Last week we studied about apples!  We made a sweet turnovers!   The idea came from Kasey Buick.

Our apple projects are from First Grade Blue Skies.  I love her products!
We have been learning about nouns!  I loved these poster and interactive notebook ideas from Rowdy in Room 300!  We had to make them too!


We have also been working hard on our writing!  This week we practiced using marshmallows to remind us to use spaces.  We also circled our nouns!  This idea came from First Grade Parade.

On Friday, we began our study of diagraphs.  We started with /th/.  We made "thinking thumbs" from First Grade Wowand brainstormed th words. 
Our class also made fall trees.  These will be on display during conferences.
We were introduced to adding doubles.  We used ten frames to help us with this skill.
Thanks to Teeny, we have loved earning gold tags each and every day.  We love using them for Fun Friday even more!  Here is our chart of choices and some pictures of our activities!

Have a great weekend!