We have been very fortunate over the past weeks to have our visiting peer helpers from middle school. These 7th and 8th grade Literacy and Math Helpers offer guidance through activities and games. This week they assisted the children with an art project and a math lesson. The art assignment involved tracing our hands and using these paper hands to write math facts such as adding to ten. Later, the first graders eagerly introduced their peer leaders to a new math game called Make Ten Go Fish. First grade appreciates the thoughtful and kind actions of our middle schoolers. They have been tremendously helpful and excellent role models!
Have a terrific weekend.
-Learning addition sentences
-Solving word problems- using key words such as "in all" and "all together" to problem solve
-Using math symbols + and =
-Practicing counting up to add numbers
-Make 10 card game- partner game to practice math facts
-Chapter 3 assessment
-vocabulary- addition sentence, plus, equal, greater
-Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister- A story of a fish that discovers that sharing brings his life happiness. Although, he initially does not want to lose his precious scales, he decides to share his prize possession with his new friends.
-An introduction to syllables- group activity to sort words with 1, 2, and 3 syllables
-Partner read- Shared their final copies of the All About Me books with a classmate
-Reading Stamina- eight minutes of independent reading
-Fix It- Learning about editing- exercises to fix sentences that contain mistakes including misspelled sight words, missing uppercase letters and punctuation.
-Review of nouns- An art activity- to create an object to represent a person, place or thing
-Spelling rule- FLOSS Rule- learning when to double the ending consonants FLS or Z.
-Practice spelling digraphs ch, sh, th, wh
-Sight words- you, are, we
-Weekend journal- practicing to write 2-3 sentences.
-Free write- Writing time in their journals of a topic of their choice
-Who's In My Family? A book discussing the many different types of families and their uniques traditions.
-Matthew and Tilly by Rebecca C. Jones- This story is about two friends that enjoy spending time together until one day when they have a disagreement. First grade discussed the problems the two friends encountered in the story, and the possible solutions to mend their relationship.