I hope you all had a great and relaxing weekend! This week I though I would talk about after school routines. Just as daily routines are important for children at school they are also a great addition at home! In our classroom, we have a daily visual schedule that students can look at to see the order of activities in our day. Throughout they day we also have checklists up on the board with a list of activities students must complete. This same idea can be easily incorporate in your home to help make after school time easy and stress free. Looking around on Pinterest I was able to find a great FREEBIE from Pretty Providence's blog.
I will post a link below where you can download the image above for free. This checklist can be printed and placed in a picture frame or page protector so it can be checked off with a dry erase marker.
What a great idea! I'm taking a poll below to see who is interested in implementing this and would like me to print and send home to them. Let me know if you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments :)
Check out this video to see the chip model used to add two and three digit numbers:
Happy Friday! I hope your children had a great first few days at school. We had a lot of fun getting to know each other,playing games, and learning classroom rules. I sent home a letter today to introduce myself and with a link to this website.
You also might notice some math work coming home today that may look unfamiliar to you. Today I introduced Touchmath. Touchmath is a multisensory math program that uses dots (touch points) on numbers to help students add, subtract and multiply. I find that Touchmath can be used as a tool to support students with a strategy to add and subtract without using their fingers. When using their fingers, they often forget how many they have counted and end up with the wrong answer. I'm posting two videos below to show you how this program works. Ask your child to show you how to count the numbers 1-5 using their touch points. We will be learning numbers 6-9 next week. Contact me if you have any questions!
Have a great weekend!
I am so excited to start another school year and thrilled to have just received an Osmo in the mail. This was generously donated to my classroom from people on adoptaclassroom.org. As a bonus, Osmo donated another Osmo to a teacher at Greenville. They're an amazing business! The Osmo can be used to practice spelling, problem solving, drawing, and math concepts. What I love about this is that students are interacting with the Ipad but using actual physical objects to do so. For example, a student is asked to create a swan using shapes and they must place the physical shape blocks in front of the camera to create it. I will leave some videos below so you can see some of the ways the Osmo can be used. I can't wait for the third graders to try it out!