I am in LOVE with my new batch of kiddos though! They are a breath of fresh air!! We have been able to accomplish so much in our first three weeks. We are well into our routine and they have adjusted to the expectations wonderfully.
Here is a glimpse of our week.
First up - Recycle Bowls
We have been working on place value, and I felt like the kids were understanding the concepts but needed some more hands-on, engaging practice. So I pulled out our place value boards and whipped up an activity for them to complete with a partner. They had to read a list of clues to determine the 'mystery' number, create the number on their board and then write the number in standard, expanded, and word form and draw the number in place value blocks.
They loved it! They were on-task and engaged for our entire math class.
Since that activity had a 'mystery' number that they had to figure out, I decided to mix it up and give them place blocks for the next activity. This time, the students needed to roll the dice to determine the number that they would write in standard form and at least one other way. I gave them the freedom to choose which modality they would use. Again, the activity was a hit!
Next, I introduced rounding this week. We began with relating rounding and number lines. I hung a number line on the board and gave each student a post-it with a two-digit number on it. They had to place their numbers in the correct place on the number line. We then discussed which ten the number was closest to. This was a great way for them to visualize the relationships between the numbers.
I hope you all had a fabulous week!!