Charla Anderson's Class News
Half way through the first 6 weeks
Friday, September 12th was the 15th Day of School
Remember it will not include a grade for science. Science just started this week and those grades will be on the report card for the first 6 weeks in October.
Also, let your child practice math fluency with cards, dominoes, dice, even the classic flash cards. Please include subtraction. There are apps and websites your child may enjoy as well. 15 minutes a day would be IDEAL!!!!! This six weeks we are practicing the ways to make 10, like:
0 + 10
1 + 9
2 + 8
3 + 7
4 + 6
5 + 5 etc.
These facts need to be as fluent as sight words in reading. From here we will study near tens and doubles.
One game we play is Battle with a deck cards.
How to play: A card is turned over and the person who can say the number that goes with that card number to make 10 wins that card. If the student tie, the battle continues until someone clearly speaks the fastest and the winner takes all the cards of that battle. It is so much fun. We practice weekly and before each timed fluency test. One day the students actually preferred to play this instead of iPads. Go figure.
I am so proud of my students effort on the homework. We checked it in pairs and then had a whole class discussion about ah-hahs and strategies. Everyone did a very good job on the first math homework of the year. Kudos!!!!!
Monday Folders are here!!!
NOTE: The yellow daily folder is to travel to and from school daily.
PLACE VALUE in Math Class
* the STANDARD way - 1,199
* reading the Word Form - One thousand, one hundred ninety-nine
* Expanded Form - 1,000 + 100 + 90 + 9 = 1, 199 and
* Pictorial Form - We have base ten blocks and the students literally build the numbers.
We are having fun with games and the math manipulative to master these skills. So, next week, ask your child what the answer is to 1,200 - 200. We will be adding and subtracting 10 or 100 or 1000 as soon as next week. Seeing the addition and subtraction of the ten rod or hundred flat or the thousand block, really helps the student to understand the concept of addition or subtraction much better.
3 more Kindergarten COLOR Days
Friday's color is GRAY
Monday's colors will be MAROON AND WHITE.