Friday, March 18, 2016
We have been working hard on answering word problems.
Check out how we remember our standard!
Now I know what you are thinking. We did not solve our math problems like this when we were in school. But if you really think about it, we were told to do the even problems for class work , odd was for homework (and the answers were in the back of the book) , and we usually skipped the word problems.
Most of the time in life a problem isn't as black and white as 2+2. We have a problem and we have to decide what to do. Do we add, subtract, multiply, or divide? How do we know which one to do? That is where word problems come in. If we teach students now how to dissect a problem and figure out what they are looking for, we are giving them a huge advantage.
If we look at our story problem and know the parts but don't know the whole amout, we will be using addition to solve our word problem.
We can use several strategies to then answer of story problem. We can draw a picture, use a ten frame, or a number line. Using more than one strategy allows us to double check our work and make sure we are correct!
Gummy worms and earthworms
Which one is living and which one nonliving? And more importantly...why?
First we observed gummy worms. Do the move by themselves? Do the breathe? Do they reproduce? Do they need food, water, or air? Do they grow and change?
Then we observed earthworms. Do the move by themselves? Do the breathe? Do they reproduce? Do they need food, water, or air? Do they grow and change?
Yes! Not only are they living but the students reactions when they held (or only touched) them was priceless!
After we observed both, we filled out our observation sheet! We had a lot of fun!
Friday, March 11, 2016
Station 1: smartboard
We are working on recognizing and spelling our sight words.
Station 2: sight words
Students practice recognizing, spelling, and typing their sight words.
Station 3: sticker story
Students use a sticker to engin their illustrations and the wrote a sentence(s)
Station 4: vowel sort
Students will sort pictures by their medial sound.
Station 5: Listeming
Station 6: computer
Students work on their learning path on https://www.thelearningodyssey.com/
Station 7: letter of the week book
Students look for sight words and read or echo their book.
Station 8: iPad
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Station 1 : Building Equations
Students build equations using 2 different colored coins.
Station 2: computer
Students are working on https://www.thelearningodyssey.com/ (password is their lunch number)
Station 3: spinning equations
Station 4: iPads
Station 5: smart board
Word problems with manipulatives
Station 6: St Patrick's data collection
Station 7: before and after