Sunday, September 13, 2015

We use the 100s chart (I got that free with the Highlights response sheets a few years ago) and practice counting by tens up and down the hundreds chart for whatever number day we are on.  We also do the place value with the magnetic place value chart (pan) - talk about the tens rods and ones cubes.  I also have a tally mark section under the green word cards.

Then we get to the How Many Days board. I love this part.  Especially now that we have different pictures on there. I change the pictures monthly. So sometimes the pictures change on the same ten frame. This is great for discussions!!  Another thing we've been doing is practicing different ways to make ten. We've been playing a Ten Frame Game.   

And I recently found out an app that's called Subitize Tree. It's not free. But it's only $0.99, so it's not too bad. It's pretty good and you can differentiate levels, speeds, etc.  So that's what's been working. We've also been doing some flashcard speed rounds of "dot"cards and subitizing cards. But since I'm the one giving the lesson, I haven't been able to take pictures of that - ha!

Friday, September 11, 2015

Awesome beginning of the new year!  Looking forward to meeting the needs of all of my students.  Parents can check back for weekly information.