Saturday, September 27, 2014

Working With Money

This past week in Math Workshop, students began learning the names and the values of coins. We learned a poem to help us remember these names and values. Students began playing Collect 50. This game allows students the opportunity to work with a partner and collect coins while trying to get to fifty cents. We began discussing the equivalencies of different coins and talked about how you can make trades to have less coins. Our mathematicians quickly caught on! 

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Building Reading Stamina

Did you know that reading every day can help readers build stamina and improve their fluency? The readers in room 208 are off to a great start. Students have learned how to choose "just right" books and choose cozy spots around the room, where they can really focus and enjoy their books. Don't forget to practice this important ritual at home too!