What a whirlwind the last week has been as we prepared for school and the final details that happen all within the last days leading to the first day of school! I am wiped out, but happy to say that our adventures in a new year of first grade are just getting underway!
Today was the second day of school! We started our day with our Rise and Shine Binders! We are LOVING this! I polled my students at the end of the day and this is their favorite activity thus far! Hooray!
We kicked off our reader’s workshop today. To begin our adventure in keeping a learning portfolio, we charted our time for building stamina.
Next we began our math adventure with our first numeracy lesson. I began with a blank ten frame and the numbers 1-10.
I asked the students to place the numbers in the ten frame in order and this is what they came up with
Then we had a lesson about using a ten frame to help us organize our thinking.
We exchanged the numbers for super hero koosh ball friends and my 14 boys sat up and got really excited at that point! We counted, added, and subtracted as we rearranged our superhero friends.
Next, we jumped into our first math tubs of the year. I posted a few posts ago about what those would be, but I changed it up when I learned about the students I was getting. I decided to jump right into numeracy as we explored at the same time. I am so glad I upped the academic level because it was a great fit today for our first try.
Hen House Shakers:
Take an egg carton put sticky dot numbers in the bottom of it and a pom. Students shake it up and build the number it lands on with snap cubes.
Tiles and screws, nuts, and bolts sort on colored cards:
Number Sense Sticks
Pattern Block Patterns
Adding Tape Math
Now it’s time for some R-E-S-T!!!!!