Sorting It Out!
Sometimes science and math flow so well together! At least that was the case today. We moved straight from making groups of tens and ones into our science skill of sorting objects in a variety of ways. If you don't know by now, I LOVE introducing concepts with the combination of an anchor chart and book! This little cutie was inspired by Cara. If you've never heard of this book, it is a fabulous way to introduce the concept of sorting. The little mouse has a lot of "junk" and sorts it all…
Our 2015 Learning Environment!
We are so excited about another year in Room 122! We have worked hard to set up our classroom environment to be a 'third teacher' for our students. Susan Fraser states, “A classroom that is functioning successfully as a third teacher will be responsive to the children’s interests, provide opportunities for children to make their thinking visible and then foster further learning and engagement.” (Capacity Building Series, (2012, p. 67)) The materials we put out have been specifically chosen…
Want the Most Joyful Start to Every School Day? Try Morning Tubs!
Embrace a soft start to your school day in the first grade classroom. Use Good Morning Tubs to give grade one students a fun way to work on math and literacy skills as well as fine motor skills and spatial awareness. It is a social way to begin the day that really calms my first grade and second grade students and sets the tone for the day.
Pattern Block Plates — Math Art Grade 2
Well, with the new school year well underway I am delighted to be working with 7 classes of students at Charlie Lake School again this year. I am fortunate to have a room to base my math lessons in…
Grade 4 Math
Curriculum: - draw lines of symmetry of 2D shapes - identify and compare different types of QUADRILATERALS (e.g., rectangle, square, trapezoid, parallelogram, rhombus, kite) and sort them by their...
Pattern worksheets contain identifying next picture, color, size and shape; increasing and decreasing number pattern, writing pattern rule and more.
Lesson plans, activities and ideas for kindergarten classrooms, including math problem-solving, reading workshop, writer's workshop, inquiry-based science journals, literacy centers and more!