Solving Christmas Problems

What if you had three Christmas trees and twelve decorations? How would you divide them between the trees? The students set out to solve this problem. One possible solution is below, but the students each had their own idea of how this should look. Check their blogs on the right hand side to see their solutions.

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Creepy Characters!

Just look at the strange children that showed up in my classroom on Halloween! We had a lot of fun learning about counting by 10’s as we counted the seeds in our pumpkins with ten frames.

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Telling Addition Stories

Over the past few days we have been learning to tell stories about addition. Today we told more stories and then began writing those stories the way mathematicians do.

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Later, we told and wrote stories with partners.

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Math by Myself

The students have been so successful with building their stamina in Read to Self that we are now working on learning to be independent in doing Math by Myself. The students are genuinely proud of the progress they are making in learning to do this on their own!

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Guess Our Number!

Our class has been playing Guess Our Number with Mr. Greg’s class in Vietnam via Twitter. Every day, we have been asking questions that can be answered with a yes or no answer to try to narrow down what the other class’s number is.

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Today they guessed our number and we think we know what their number is too!

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New Year, New Students, New Learning

We’ve just finished our whirlwind first four days of school. So much excitement getting to know our new friends and learning routines. The first weeks of school are always exhausting ones for the students (and their teacher!) as they adjust to full days of school. My new students were up to the challenge, though. Just look at the eager learners below.

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