Tuesday, January 28, 2014

What We've Been Up To...

We made goals for the New Year. 
Some of us want to play video games ALL DAY, and some of us want to try to read 2 hrs every day.
Oh, boy.  :D

We've incorporated math games into our daily mathematics lessons. 
The games are fun ways for the class to practice and tone their math facts, greater/less than, tallies, graphing, and more along with working cooperatively with partners and in small groups.  During this time I am also able to meet with small groups to reteach skills and practice with students who need more assistance.  We rotate new games all the time, and most days students get to choose what they want to play.  In the pictures above, the class is busy playing various "Dice Games."  Each "Dice Game" requires the student or partnership to practice a different skill.  

 These SUPER dice games are from Jennifer at First Grade Blue Skies.
My firsties just LOVE these games!



We learned about Martin Luther King, Jr. and how he helped to get equal rights for all people, no matter what they looked like.  We watched Dr. King's "I have a dream..." speech, and the class was stunned by how many people were there to hear the speech.  We wrote our own dreams about bad things that happen we wished would stop.

"I Have A Dream..." craftivity from Just Wild About Teaching

Just Wild About Teaching 

How-to-Draw MLK from Mrs. Miner's Monkey Business



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