Kindergarten Math with Mrs. Currier
- We are finishing up Chapter 20 "Money" where we have worked on identifying basic coins and their corresponding values (penny, nickel, dime and quarter). We have also practiced counting coins and even played store in the classroom where students were given some coins and asked to purchase items they could afford at the store. In our final stretch of school, students will be working on Length and Height and Measurement (Comparing weights, comparing capacities and comparing events in time. They have ALL learned so much this year and continue to be very enthusiastic about Math. This is great news.
- Working regularly with your child on their counting will help them count at and above grade. It might help if you use a 1-100 counting chart to learn their numbers too as they count. Several Kindergarten students can count fairly well but experience some difficulty when they are asked to identify numbers in isolation (without counting or having them in sequential order). It would help to ask them what each number is from 1-20.
- Also, continue to review writing numbers with your students. There are some struggles with telling the difference between a 9 and a 6.
Please use the following number poem(s) with your child at home to help them remember how to write these numbers.
1 - A straight line down is not much fun but that's the way you make a one.
2 - Around the railroad tracks and back; choo-choo two.
3 - Around the tree, around the tree, that's the way you make three.
4 - Down, across, and down once more, that's the way you make a four.
5 - Across the top, down and around, look and see what you have found.
6 - A curve and a loop and six throws a hoop.
7 - Across the sky and down from heaven, that's the way you make a seven.
8 - Make an s, but do not wait. Go back up to make an eight.
9 - A loop and a line makes a nine.
First Grade with Mrs. Chadburn
We are finishing up chapter 11 which is all about reading and creating tally charts and bar graphs. Students are using different strategies to help them compare numbers from a chart or graph.
We just started chapter 10 which is all about comparing the weights of different objects.
Oops! I guess I haven't updated this page in a little while. We just started chapter 8- Addition and Subtraction Facts to 20.
We are finishing up chapter 5 about shapes and patterns.
We are finishing up chapter 4 with a few subtraction games.
We have moved on to chapter 4- Subtraction Facts to 10. We are still working with number bonds. Fact families were introduced.
We are finishing up chapter 3 with a performance task! Students will create, solve, act out, and record an addition story.
Chapter 3- Addition Facts to Ten
We have finished chapter 2 and are now moving on to chapter 3
Now on to chapter 2...Number Bonds
Learning Target: I can show parts and whole using number bonds.
After finishing chapter 1, everyone was given materials to create their own trail mix recipe. Each student decided how much of each item and then had to describe it using 1 more or 1 less. This real-world experience was a great way for the group to show how they can compare numbers!
Chapter 1- Numbers to 10
- I can count and compare numbers to 100.