# 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!

# 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.

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

# Making Patterns

It was Dot Day today. Bingo dabbers plus kids equals some great patterns!

# 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.

# Games Help us Learn

We do a lot of things with technology in our classroom, but sometimes there is nothing like a concrete game to help with learning. Pennies are disappearing, but still oh so useful.

# More Geometry

We’ve almost finished our geometry unit. Check your child’s blog for some learning reflections such as the ones below.

# Geometry

This month, we are working on a geometry unit in math. The students already have several postings to show their learning. A few are posted below, but you can see each child’s artifacts on his or her blog.

# Decorating Christmas Trees

What if you had three Christmas trees and a lot of decorations? How would YOU divide the ornaments between the trees? The students all solved this problem in different ways. Check their blogs for their solutions. (We were inspired to solve this problem by other classes talking about this on Twitter.)

# Two Skype Calls–At the Same Time!

Today we connected with Ms Lirenman’s grade one/two class to have two Mystery Number Skype calls. The grade ones tried to guess a number between one and twenty and the grade twos used numbers up to forty. We’ll be using progressively higher numbers as the year goes on.