Friday, October 25, 2013

Number of the Day

Here's something we use all year long.  Students use this activity for morning work two to three times a week.   You can use the actual school day number or a higher number to make it more challenging.  Students create a number web in their math journal to show all 15 ways to show the number. 
Other ideas:  Roman numerals, 10 more / 10 less, number sentences, tally marks, pictures, temperature (decide if the number would be cold, warm, hot)

Charts are from the dollar section at Target.

Number of the Day poster

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Opinion / Persuasive Writing Resources

.... Our writing focus for the second nine weeks

Sentence Starters anchor chart - link

Opinion Words Vocabulary Chart    by: Janiel Wagstaff

Great example of giving reasons:  My dad is an alien video
Opinion Writing with Oreo Cookies by First Grade Fanatic! blog   
Mentor text - Duck! Rabbit!    resource link
Mentor text:  Spoon
First Grade Buddies Blog - free resource for Spoon
Mentor text:  Cats vs. Dogs
Pitner's Potpourri blog - resource for Cats vs. Dogs
More Mentor Texts:

Monday, October 14, 2013

Frankenstein Math Craftivity

It was a lot of fun seeing students use their creativity to create a Frankenstein, Frankie, or Frankenstein Jr.!  A few Frankensteins on Pinterest as well as a co-worker's craftivity gave me the inspiration for this project. Students added a subtraction story and wrote the related addition fact. 
Alternative ideas - Stories, poems, other math problems