Tuesday we were so excited to be back! We talked about what we did over break and then journaled about it. We also ready Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats and painted beautiful snowy landscapes with crayons and watercolors during center time. During ALO and read Alphabet City by Stephen T. Johnson. We ended the day making snowman picture frames with our 3rd grade buddies, the perfect first day back!
On Thursday, we took our own family traditions and drew them on the iPads using Seesaw. The students then recorded themselves talking about their tradition. We also reviewed the letters L, F, and B with a sound sort and played math games with our 3rd grade buddies. Last but not least, the students completed a group math task. We talked about how we have been in school for 73 days, and I asked the students to work in groups to represent 73 using unifix cubes. They did a great job being creative, and learned the best way to complete the task was to work together! This also led to a great discussion about 10's- and we ended up making 7 groups of 10 with 3 extras. This leads perfectly into teen numbers and groups of 10, which we will be working on for the next few weeks.
On another note, the favorite center this week that you may have seen a lot of on Seesaw has been Osmo! The students LOVE all of our new games. They are so great for creativity, higher level thinking, and teamwork (the students often work in groups to complete the games or tasks). So much fun!
Next week, we will learn about tooth traditions, tens, and teen numbers!