Today we did start our report card testing for math. The students did a great job counting by 1's and by 10's. We even named numbers from 0-20 in random order along with several numbers larger than 20. The next two weeks will be filled with a few tests each day to help us chip away at all that we have to get done. So far we are doing AMAZING!! It is a lot of fun to see all of the great progress that is being made!
Today the students worked with a partner to sort out number sentences into the correct pile. This was quite a challenge since there were approximately 30 number sentence cards, but with team work and determination every group accomplished the task. I was really proud of them for their effort and direction following. It was a great review/practice activity.
Today we had a trampoline come to class. The students had a great time with the trampoline. We used it for our morning greeting and as a reward throughout the day for good listeners, helpers, and work completers. Most of the students loved the trampoline, and enjoyed every jump they were allowed to jump. Hopefully the trampoline will be a fun award coming forward as well.
We had a busy morning working hard so that we could be ready for a fun afternoon of Valentine activities. After lunch we had our Valentine's party which was followed by recess, specials, and a Charlie Brown Valentines movie. These students are working so hard, and have made so much growth this year, every once in a while we just need to take some time to enjoy an afternoon celebrating. Today was that day for us! Happy Valentine's Day!
Today we were able to go make a Valentine craft with our reading buddies. The students loved working with their buddies to make their heart penguins.
Today we started working on the /oo/ sound as in moon. The students spelled several /oo/ words, listened for the sound /oo/ and read our decodable with the /oo/ spelling. They are always quick to see the new hunk and chunk on our wall on Monday mornings. My question is can they tell you the chant that goes with our /oo/ card?
This week to finish our teeth discussion we were able to have Mrs. Parmer come in and speak to us about keeping our teeth healthy. The students loved having her come and teach them about teeth!
Today we had a great day listening that we were able to earn a lot of fuzzies! We were also to fit in our spelling game! I am so proud of these kids and their spelling and am expecting another great spelling test tomorrow!
We had so much fun on the 100th day! The students counted their 100 items. They counted 10 groups of ten to make a trail mix treat. They worked on stacking 100 cups, connecting 100 cubes, and setting up 100 dominoes. They also licked a sucker 100 times to see if they could get to the center. Nope... It takes more than 100 licks. We worked on stringing 100 pieces of cereal, and completed a 100 book. The day was filled with so many 100 things! We had a BLAST!!!
We have talked the past couple days about teeth and some things that help our teeth stay healthy and things that make our teeth sad. Today the students sorted pictures into two groups on their own from our discussion yesterday.