Week at a Glance
Becky's 2-Year Kindergarten Class...March 18, 2016
We used all of our addition strategies to hep us with some tricky math! Students worked on worksheets that gave them a number and required them to circle all equations in which the sum equaled the given number. Some of us practiced equations with 2 addends, while others practiced adding with 3 addends, looking for 2 of the 3 numbers that they could easily add together with a known fact, and then practicing using other strategies to finish solving the equation. I was really impressed with how independent and accurate the kids were with this assignment. They are showing competency using a variety of strategies!
Sometimes it's fun to do things backwards! Even addition! For this project, I supplied the equation and kids drew a picture and came up with a story to represent the equation. This allowed me to assess how well kids are grasping the concept of addition. From donuts to rattlesnakes to cuddling and rocking chairs, we represented equations with a variety of creative stories!
It wouldn't be St. Patty's day without a little rainbow in our day! How many equations can you make that add up to 10? Follow the numbers on the rainbow to record as many equations as you can!
Handwriting: final review of capitals
Red group: beginning digraph wh
Yellow group: short a word families
Blue group: magic e
Green group: short vs. long vowels
We also continued our learning of famous inventors. This week's inventors were the Wright brothers, inventors of the first flying machine, as you may know, and Mary Anderson, inventor of windshield wipers! After a ride in a street car in the middle of a snow storm, with extremely limited visibility, Mary created a plan for hand cranked windshield wipers. She patented the idea, but know companies were interested. A few years later her patent expired and someone else picked up the idea, which became a hit. Poor Mary never profited from her great idea, although windshield wipers remain an invention that impact lives around the world on a daily basis! What a genius invention!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Week of March 28: Conference Week~1/2 days
March 30: Invention Convention (Science Fair) @ 6:00
Week of April 4: Spring Break~ No school
April 15: Food Bank Field Trip
March 25: Tessa Jane, Lucy
April 1: Atticus, Declan