Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Monday and Tuesday news

On Monday, our Star of the Week shared his All About Me Poster.
Everyone got a chance to orally share their weekend news yesterday with the rest of the class. Then everyone did a writing activity - which was to draw a picture and print their weekend news story on a paper. Everyone is learning to print from left to write, and record the sounds they hear in words! They are also working on matching their picture to their story.
Tuesday News.....
 Sharing time!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Happy Friday!!!

Making mitten patterns...
Sharing Time

Have a good weekend!!

Thursday, January 26, 2017


This morning, before we even walked into our classroom, I had children reminding me that we needed to talk about the number "8" today!!  They were very excited, and could hardly wait until the afternoon when it was time to share our learning about what we knew about the number 8!!  And share they did!!   They had so many number stories to tell that it was truly impressive!! 

.... and here is what some of the kids told us today: 

  • 6 plus 2 makes 8 (by Ryden)
  • 5 plus 3 makes 8 (by Ali)
  • 10 take away 2 makes 8 (by Oussama)
  • 9 take away 1 makes 8 (by Parker)
  • 11 take away 3 makes 8  (by Miguel)
  • 14 take away 6 makes 8 (by Joey)

and these kids found.... 8 dots on the dice, 8 on the 10 frame, and 8 dots on the dominoes!
Our class went to the Music Room today. Ms. Rempel shared these photos of our class.


Wednesday, January 25, 2017

All about numbers!

We have been talking about numbers over the past several days and recording what we know about numbers!   It has been so exciting to hear and see the kids show what they now know about numbers!! 

Yesterday we talked about the number "6" and wow!!! ... did the kids ever have a lot to say!!  It was amazing to hear the number stories that some of them came up with to describe the number 6. For example....

  • Chloe told us that... 5 plus one makes 6
  • Vera told us that...7 take away 1 makes 6
  • Parker told us that... 9 take away 3 makes 6
  • Oussama told us that... 8 take away 2 makes 6
  • Ali told us that... 10 take away 4 makes 6
The kids in the photo below showed "6" on the ten frame, dominoes, and die!

Today we brainstormed things we know about the number 7 ... and recorded what we know!! The boys and girls came up with all of these number stories -- without any help from Mrs. Grant!! WOW!!!!

This is 7 red circles on the 10 frame.  (and did you know that 7 plus 3 makes 10!)

We figured out that we would need to work together and use 2 dice to show 7 dots on the dice. 
These two found 7 dots on the dominoes.....so that means... 5 plus 2 makes 7  AND  4 plus 3 makes 7

Here is what our other number charts look like....

Write Around the Room....

Showing off his structure....


Monday, January 23, 2017

Monday news

Putting the correct number of "snowballs" on the shovel!

Playing "Go Fish" with the snowman cards
Finding 4 dots on dominoes and dice

Finding 5 dots on the dominoes and dice

Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday Fun Day

On Fridays, the students have "Friday Fun Day" during gym class.
We ended our day by playing outside for a while. 
+2C is a nice change from -40C !!