In the afternoon we have both reading workshop and math workshop. This is where our students work in multi-leveled groups on specific skills that have been previously taught or we’re just learning. Currently in Kindergarten we’re working on patterns and numbers 0-100. In 1st grade we’ve been learning about addition facts up to 12 and anchors of 10 in addition.
We are learning how to write and construct numbers 11-15. We used connecting cubes and a five-frame to compose and decompose these numbers. Each student was given a train of 10 cubes and then added the number of cubes needed to make a given number. The students learned that they did not need to count the train of 10, that they could count on from 10.