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Daily Archives: February 14, 2014

As we continue with our 2nd week on our transportation unit students had a chance to practice the skill of activating their prior knowledge.  We watched the Sesame Street video and listened to the song “I’m Going for a Ride“.  Students were given the opportunity to guess what mode of transportation of each character was going to ride on by activating their prior knowledge.

Then students got to play their own game of “I’m Going for a Ride” writing about the mode of transportation they chose without showing the answer.

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After students completed their writing, the class paired up and read their partners writing and guessed what their friends mode of transportation was.  After each pair was finished, the groups rotated until everyone had a chance to guess each other’s.

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Finally at the end of the activities students revealed what mode of transportation was theirs and we posted up so others could read and have a chance to play our “I’m Going for a Ride” game!

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We have been learning quite a bit in math this past month!  In Kindergarten we’ve been learning how to measure using standard / non-standard units.  First grade we have been working on Geometry learning about symmetry, congruence, and making bigger shapes using smaller shapes.

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As a spiral review our K-1 All-Stars have also been completing centers reviewing their addition and subtraction facts.  Kindergarteners were allowed to use counting bears to help them with the concepts.

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