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Sunday, September 3, 2017
Friday, August 25, 2017
The first 2 days of school were so much fun! Learning about new friends and trying to remember all the new rules and procedures.
The students favorite book was Chicka, Chicka, Boom Boom. They also loved the videos.
Comparing and Contrasting the different versions.
We also practice saying the alphabet with motions.
We will be creating our goals next week!
Sunday, August 6, 2017
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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Monday, July 17, 2017
1st Day-Listen/Discuss/Read Poem
I like to have the students close their eyes and imagine what they hear. No pictures allowed! Students turn and discuss what was imagined. Then I show the poem and point to the words as I reread, still no picture...no comprehension questions, just enjoyment of a simple poem.
I read the poem as I point to the words. Usually the students will join along and read with me. Sometimes I need to encourage them...a slight pause usually works. I usually have an image at this point. Yes, discussion usually follows.
3rd Day-Reread and Take Turns
Students get a chance to point to the words as the class chorally reads the poem. Students love to choose a special pointer. It really helps me see who has one to one correspondence and provides practice.
4th Day-Reread and Hunt
We practice reading the poem once and then student hunt for words or letters depending on the ability of the students. Once a few students practice chorally reading, the students can circle or highlight words I ask for them to find in their personal journals. I usually only let them hunt the words I ask for because they will sometimes circle all words, and I really want to focus the learning.
We reread the poem in their journals as they all point to the words in journals. We hunt for special words and/or letters then the students can color and illustrate their poem. Once finished, students reread other poems or count words/ letters as they wait for their friends to finish.
Check out this short, informative video on how I use these poems! So much fun and rewarding to watch the students grow as readers of poetry!
|Must Have Poetry Resource|
|Free LOVE Poem|
9 Best Math Videos
I love to use videos to practice and teach skills!
Here are the best videos I use for Math.
1. Practice writing numbers in air. Digits 0-9 so you can write any number once you learn the pattern.
2. I use this at the beginning of the year to practice counting to 20 with the number! It is also a fun way to get some movement.
3. Students love to move and exercise to count to 100.
4. Count to 100 in a simple, fun song. Learners love the simple song.
5. Number sense practice! A must for understanding the number sense. This makes it so easy to understand.
7. Fun 3 D shapes! Catchy tune!
8. 2D practice song!
9. Fast song but fun to teach all the shapes.
Great ideas for other math skills.