Sunday, August 28, 2016

Number Sense, Nursery Rhymes and more...What I am Teaching This Week

Welcome back to another year! My goal is to share a snippet of the skills, activities and ideas I will be working on each week. I hope to blog weekly like I did last year and share TONS of ideas and resources with you.



This is week 2 for us. The first week felt like a blur and I am glad that it is OVER! You can read about what I did my first week right here. Since I am new to my district MANY things are given to me to pick from. I have never been this lucky before. For the past few years, I was given the standards I had to follow and then come up with ideas, lessons, and resources on my own. This is the TOTAL opposite of what I am used to! I am now also teaching ALL the subjects. I am excited to be bringing back math and science fun to my room.

This week in math we are working on building number sense. Last week we worked a little bit on building numbers up to 40. This week we are really focusing on all the different ways to make 10. I have this anchor chart that I will be making with my students as the week goes on. I found some great freebies to help with this skill over at Little Minds at Work.  I also loved this activity and we will be working on it Monday.
In reading this week we have been working on setting up expectations for readers and writers workshop. I have never taught writing like this before and I am excited to see my students growth this year. We have been working on setting up our writing folders and creating LOTS of anchor charts about what we can write about, what our writing should look like and more. For readers workshop, I have started using the Daily 5 for the first time ever! I have used something similar before but never realized it had a title.  I made these posters last week while we worked on building stamina.




This week I have some district testing that needs to be completed so we will be starting a few stations.





If you would like these posters for Daily 5 you can grab them  HERE.

Last week we also used nursery rhymes to help with reading and sequencing. I have been using these at the beginning of the year since last year and it really helps the kids build their confidence!



Here is a peek at all that is included in my Nursery Rhyme set



                     Just click the covers to see it in my shop


That is it for this week. Make sure to come back and read all about my classroom reveal! Hope you have a great week of school!


1 comment:

  1. I like the idea of bringing back since and math fun in your class. You too seem excited for that. If you need any kind of activity inspirations and printables for these classes you will easily get extreme help from http://www.kidsfront.com/math/roman_numbers.html. It is my all time favorite website for kids’ educational activities.

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