We successfully completed week 6 of this school year, and it's hard to believe time is flying by so fast. I keep reading about everyone getting ready for their fall breaks, and I admit, I'm just a wee bit jealous. This year, we went back to our "normal " school year calendar, which means no week long fall break. We do get a Friday and Monday in October, so I am happy about that.. Now, if only the weather would reflect the fact that fall is just a week away.......
Anyhoo...time for Five for Friday, and a little peak into our week!
2 hours, 4 prescriptions & a diagnosis of a double ear infection, sinus infection and bronchitis later, I was finally on my way home to curl up on the couch and enjoy my favorite day of the week...and some awesome football :) Plus, sweet MB brought me roses to cheer me up. Love him!
Sight words.... ahh...sight words.
This year, they changed our standard in first grade from 220 to 600, so we're really working hard to master all of these words. The best part??? I tested again today, and some of them had already learned their WHOLE ring in three nights!! Woo hoo!!!
This summer, my team & I did a lot of reflection on our math instruction. Our scores have come up, but we felt like we were still missing something. So, we went back and realized we didn't do ENOUGH with ten frames and building numbers last year. This year? Oh yeah, we're knee deep in ten frame activities & the kids are loving it!!
This week, we've been studying Johnny Appleseed, so we've been integrating apples into EVERYTHING!! We did this super fun activity with building numbers to 10 using apple jacks....
We built numbers, created equations, and then we got to eat our treats!! Yummo! :)
If you'd like a copy of this activity, click <here> for the FREEBIE :)
We've also been doing a lot of subitizing! I had done it in years past with my Kinders (YEARS ago!), but I hadn't really focused a lot on in first. We have been doing it since the beginning of the year,and I'm amazed of how effective it's been at increasing my firstie's number sense...
here at Mrs. Young Math Coach.
Today was APPLE FEST DAY!!!!!
We have been studying Johnny Appleseed & apples for two weeks, so the culmination of all our hard work was a super fun Apple Fest!
Look at all these goodies!!! We had apple everything...apple pie...apple cake...apple danish...applesauce...apple juice....apple cider...all kinds of different apples with dips....and even...
Apple Soda?? Have you ever had this stuff?? My kids loved it...and they thought the little shot glasses were so cool. I thought they were kinda funny, but perfect for just a little taste of something new :)
They got a little taste of it all, and watched the little Johnny Appleseed Disney video while we ate.
So that's it for me... a great week, and an even better FRIDAY!
Now, if all this medicine will finally do its thing, and get the crud out of my head, we'll be good to go :)
Oh, and before I go... I don't know if you've seen this new Kid President video, but it's fabulous...
take some time to watch it, and remember just how AWESOME you are!