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For math we’ve been learning about shapes and patterns.  Students learned how to make shapes and positional patterns, then made their own patterns with candy cane pictures.

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Last week we finished up a fun unit full of Thanksgiving activities.  For our word work we created a flip book with repetitive sight words and things that you do on Thanksgiving.

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We also read Thanksgiving books on things that we like.  Then students used their knowledge of sight words to write sentences using the word ‘we’.

 

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For math we read the story “The Great Turkey Race” discussed the problem and solution of the story.  Then we created our own math story problems using addition and pictures of turkeys for the visual.

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Finally we learned about the life of Pilgrims and Wampanoags on Scholastic.com’s First Thanksgiving website.  Students made designs on Wampanoags using pattern block cutouts.

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Last week we’ve been learning learning about different kinds of patterns with colors, pictures, letters, numbers, shapes, ect.  This week we worked on Halloween patterns activities & crafts.

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In Kindergarten we are still at split groups until Monday and we have been spending lots of time learning procedures and how to act in school.  Today we talked about how nervous we were at the first day of school and compared our feelings to the boys feelings in the book Kindergarten Rocks!  We also talked about how at the end of the day, we were no longer scared just like Dexter in the story.  We made our first self portraits and we will save them until the end of the year.  Then we can go back and look and see how our writing and drawing has changed since the beginning of the year.

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For morning centers we worked on using math manipulatives.  Mr. Bowen All-Stars got to explore different ways to use the connecting cubes.  Some students made patterns while others separated by color.

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We read the story I’ve Seen Santa and continued to practice making predictions on what they think would happen next in the story.  Students guessed who Little Bear would see when he goes to go check out different noises he hears downstairs.

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Then for math we reviewed how to make patterns and then we learned that we can make directional patterns.  For an art activity we made candy cane patterns.

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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.

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As a whole class we read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and made patterns of our choosing.

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At my current school we started our unit on fact families today with a lesson on commutative property using the SMART board. At workshop students were able to draw a card and create addition sentences based on that card using manipulatives and a work mat.  Tomorrow we will be creating fact family maps during math explorations.

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Students drew a card and counted out that number of shapes onto the top of the plate.  They then split up the number of shapes into the two separate sections on the plate.  They then created addition sentences using the commutative property of addition.  Here you see a student making 4 + 2  =  6 as well as 2 + 4 = 6.

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Student’s would then draw another number and complete the whole process over again.  This student drew the number 4.  The addition sentence on the paper was from her previous number that she drew which was 5.

For spiral review in math workshop we had number / quantity review, patterns, building shapes using smaller shapes.

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If you notice on the first picture students were building a hexagon base by stacking two trapezoids next to each other on top of the hexagon.  Geometry in common core requires students to use those critical thinking skills by being able build bigger shapes with smaller ones.  Students used lily pads to put the number of counters on that lily pad that matched the number.  In the last picture a student was creating an AABB pattern.



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