βž•Additionβž•

When learning simple addition foundational skills this was created: numbers 0 through 9 were made and put on cards.  A card in the first square and a card in the second square then the students had to put that many goldfish or m&m’s in those squares (shown below). Then I had them move them down…

πŸ”¬CreativityπŸ”­

Creativity is vital to a classroom. I believe it has been pushed to wayside in some ways. I am here to bring it to light about its importance. Our children need structure , of course, but they also need the freedom to be themselves and have a moment of creative “free” time to design. Whether…

πŸ’ŽπŸ’œShapes Robotsβ­οΈπŸ›‘

We have been working on 2D shapes and for a fun informal assessment and activity we made shapes Robots! This was a quick review of the shapes we had been analyzing and an easy way to decorate our beautiful halls. I let the students choose three different colors and creating the shapes were solely on…

πŸ”†βŒ›οΈMy “Caddy” CentersβŒ›οΈπŸ”†

I have been brainstorming to come up with a more creative and organized way to present my centers in the morning. My solution is “center caddy’s”. I tried it this morning with six preterminded centers and had them all by my teacher chair. I introduced each center by simply pulling out the caddy and showing…

⏰TiMe⏰

Time, time,time has been our area of learning for the week. For first grade it is hour and half hour. Instead of using the same mini clocks I have to practice our “o’clock and thirty”, I wanted a deeper hands on experience that would stay in the kids brain. That’s when the creations of making…

πŸ“ŠDomino GraphingπŸ“Š

Graphing, a tedious data analysis concept… OR a fun way to accumulate cool information. I choose the latter! I have a colored bucket of dominos and I put it to a new use. I put the students into four groups in each corner of the room (we call this corner grouping). Then I poured out…