Friday, October 19, 2012

Math Fun!

Our class loves math stations! The children are incredibly independent and responsible workers. So, we are able to do math stations multiple times throughout the week. Today, we did four rotations.

1. Number Strips - Students practiced writing numbers 1-100+ on adding tape. The children loved writing on the long strips. 

2. 60 Charts - Students wrote numbers 1-60 on a 60 chart. Many children went on to write even farther on the back.

3. Quick Images - Partner A shows Partner B a dot card depicting a number 1-10 for five seconds. Then, Partner B attempts to draw the dots exactly as they were shown on the card. This exercise allows children to practice visual automaticity and organizational skills for numbers 1-10.

4. 100 Chart Cover-Up - Partner A covers up ten numbers on the 100 Chart (we used pumpkins as markers). Then, Partner B attempts to guess the numbers that are covered by noticing patterns on the chart. 

In addition to celebrating our math brains, we also celebrated our friend Miss Panella on her last day in first grade. We read her a class book we created titled "The Important Thing About Miss Panella." It was modeled after a book with a similar title, "The Important Book" by Margaret Wise Brown. We also ate cake, shared plenty of hugs and plenty of laughs. Here is our favorite picture of the day.  

Thank you for all of your hard work Miss Panella. We'll see you on the flip-side (also known as third grade).

Please note: I have edited the first post to include pictures of Word Work, Work on Writing and Book Club groups. To view the post, just click "Daily 5" under tags. Happy reading! 


  1. Thank you so much for taking the time to update the blog with pictures and information about the class. It's fun to see a glimpse into their life at school and it gives us great conversation starters!

    1. I am so glad your family is enjoying the blog! Communication has always been a top priority to me. My hope is that the blog will allow families to have an even better picture of the daily routines, activities and events that take place in our classroom. Be on the lookout for some special guest bloggers (age 6-7) in the future. ;)