If I had to say two standards that are the most difficult for young children (I am generalizing of course) I would have to say writing and money! Over the last few weeks (ok the entire year) I have really tried to amp up my teaching of these two things.
But when my kiddos are shouting out across the room that they got a match and counting their coins I am pretty excited!!! Check these cuties out.
Also having a coin reference spot in the room is really helping. I will put my reference wall out as a freebie soon. I am not on the computer that has that file or I would do it now!!
They use it CONSTANTLY. They still need to check themselves on quarters and nickels the most.
Right now I am somewhere between phasing out February Math Tubs and beginning March Math Tubs….I took some pictures today.
We are in the midst of a Book Study on The Emperor’s Egg. They ROCKED their penguin fact writing today!!! They love knowing there is a rubric and they can earn the TOP score. I may have heard…is this a 4? about 50 times as I circled around taking pictures!
Maybe I need to make a rubric for their daily writing. Does anyone have a daily writing rubric? Do they stay motivated? I guess that’s why I love book studies so much. It’s an elevated writer’s workshop to me. Thoughts? Opinions?….I really am curious! I have to break up our regular writer’s workshop with my book studies. About one a month. Then we go back to our regularly scheduled writer’s workshop time! It seems to be working.
Do you hoard their writing? Do you make a portfolio? I would love to get ideas for end of year…yes I just typed end of year!!! Mine is a compilation of the year’s writing and art projects. When I put it together, I will do a post about it and show what I do to put it together.
Let me know what you do!