Friday, August 31, 2012

Hands On Math

This week we our hands have been busy during math. Using these base ten blocks, students have been showing my different ways to make numbers up to 100. In this activity below, students were building towers with their 10's rods. They then had to compute how many individual cubes were in their towers by counting by 10's. This was way more fun than a worksheet right?

Friday, August 24, 2012

Day 5: Tech Overload And Arthur's Reading Club!

Today in computer lab students started their own blogs.WOW! They did great! Check it out.

After computer lab students took their first ever online test. They are pros!!!

The day concluded with the Arthur's Reading Club. Be sure to come to Back To School Night on Tuesday at 6:30 to learn more about it!!!

What a great looking bunch! How bout those awesome t-shirts???

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Day 4: The Fun Continues...

Day 4 started with a bang! We made lots of words with Alphabet Cheez-its, then capped it off with full bellies as we ate the learning tools!!!

Later in the day we answered the question, "What is math?" in our math journals. This year the plan is to do lots of math through journaling. It invites a higher level of thinking and provides me with a visual representation of student understanding. I think these first journal entries show me that I have some great math students.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Day 3: Tie Dyed Fun

Today we made Tie Dyed t-shirts that will be used in our upcoming theme day program on October 10th. We will also wear the shirts each time we have Arthur's Reading Club and on our field trip to the zoo in May. I hope they turn out great! Stay tuned...

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Day 2 With The Cast And Crew

Today we had a blast learning how to be good speakers. Ask your kids to show you our body movements for the 3 key points to remember when speaking in front of a group.

Before recess students were using our ActivExpressions to text their answers to the board. WOW! They are so tech savvy. I was impressed!

This afternoon we celebrated our school wide theme, "Lights, Camera, Action!" by making sunglasses fit for only the brightest super stars!