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Growing Number Line Each day a student adds one post-it to the growing number line. In this case, a kindergarten student wrote the number and posted it. The student then leads the class in counting the days they have been in school. Many teachers now arrange this growing number line into a growing hundred board configuration, varying the color for each group of ten.
CAMT is over, but my reporting isn't. I snapped some pics of these number of the day posters one of the presenters had up, because I liked that they showed how easy it can be to incorporate good math into your daily routine. Notice also that they are easily adapted for different grade levels, going from a 2-digit number in the first example to a 4-digit in the last. Pressed for time? Do a number of the week, like the 2nd example. It's no secret that that kids get bored with the same...ol'...thing.
Mathematician’s Chair is an opportunity for children to learn from each other. They learn new strategies by listening to someone else’s strategy. They reinforce their own skills by explaining them to others. They work through mistakes and misconceptions during quality discussions with their peers. Mathematician’s Chair is a vital part of kindergarten problem solving! Mathematician’s Chair in my room takes many forms.
Kim is a retired kindergarten teacher! She taught kindergarten for 30 years and now works as a national presenter. Now that she is retired, she spends her time volunteering in Meagn's room. When she isn't working at Megan's school, she loves to garden and spend time with her family. She and Andy, her husband, have two children, Megan, who is married to Nick, and Tyler, who is married to Ginny. That also have a beagle named Katie Ann.
I hope everyone had a wonderful Monday! We are working on estimation and greater than and less than this week. I have started introducing both over the past couple of weeks and they students are really loving it! I wanted to share with you 2 of their most favorite activities. I have done these every year and they are always a big hit!
Each day during calendar we count the number of days we have been in school. We first count them using straws in a place value pocket chart like this one . We then turn the number over on the Hundreds Chart . Prior to turning over the number, the calendar helper asks their classmates to identify what number will come next and to make a prediction about its color pattern.
It's the end of the year, and I've been out helping the grade levels with their math materials inventory. One thing I ran across in a couple of the planning rooms was flashcards. In the scheme of all things CRA , flash cards are totally abstract. They do not foster the understanding of the facts presented.
Ohmiword y'all, I am exhausted already, and it's only Tuesday?!! This week we have been comparing traditional and contemporary folk/fairy tales. On Monday, we read the traditional story, The Ugly Duckling. After reading it, my kiddos completed a problem/solution graphic organizer. I just made some puzzle piece tracers for them to use.
adding 2D w/regrouping
Last school year I used math notebooks with my students. The notebooks are full of charts, examples, pictures, vocabulary, notes (of course), etc. I kept my own notebook, one for each class (in order to model). We filled them in together each time we wrote in it. I LOVE how they turned out.
Today was a much better day! Sorry for the whining yesterday. We started our plant unit and planted seeds today. Even though it was still bad weather and we had to get messy inside with the dirt and all, my kiddos loved it and they were pretty well behaved. In math we have been reviewing a lot. Some of the time we spent with greater and less than.
So Sunday I'm walking out of church and standing there in the hall was Jonas from Survivor! Yeah, can you believe it. I knew he was from Lehi but I didn't know he lived just a neighborhood over from me.
Last summer, I was waiting to use the materials I created to see if they would fly or not in a real classroom before I shared them with you. I put in a lot of thought into planning my guided math and that planning carried us a long way this year. I've made some adjustments as time has gone on, but the bones and structure of what I designed has lasted! I've put together the strategies we've used into posters for you as well as the math lesson plan templates into a guided math pack. It also has the bookmarks, some journal prompts, the math zone icons I use and more materials to help you get started on your journey to doing guided math in your classroom. Each teacher morphs the look of it to fit her needs and the needs of her kinders, which is the beauty of having these materials to get your foundation in place, which most likely won't change too much, as mine didn't.
Buzzing for Dice Addition and Subtraction Updated Dice and Dominoes are useful manipulatives for helping children understand addition, subtraction, and even operations and algebraic thinking as described in first grade Common Core Standards. This post is about the importance of subitizing and why it is very important for families to play games involving dice and dominoes when children are young. DOMINO ADDITION by Lynette Long, Pd.D. is a great introduction to addition.
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