Oh well, time to focus on the good things we have been doing in January.
We were "head hunters" with our sight words. We each got a word on our foreheads and a list. We had to go around reading one another's foreheads and connecting the word to the name of the child it was on. See the list below. We didn't know what word we had on our own head until the end of the game. I had a good laugh watching how serious everyone was with a sticker on their head.
In math, we have been working with place value. Here is Ian and table 4 exploring with the base ten blocks before we had the lesson of the day. Got to get the play factor out first with new manipulatives!
I promise we only "explored" with them for a few minutes! cough... cough
Since we have had so many inside recess days this month I have been trying to think of ways to get the kids moving during the day. Here you see a place value hunt the kids went on around the room. When they found a place value card they had to record the number it showed. If they found an exercise card along with it, they had to read and do the movements.
Another place value lesson that went well was using cereal as our tens and ones.
Thank goodness for YouTube videos that get us up and moving too on inside recess days!
Keep your fingers crossed for a snowstorm in South Jersey so 100 day can be as fun as I want it to be in first grade this year!!!!!!!