Today we took care of lots of things! We ALL had the chance to take our very FIRST READING SELECTION TEST! You might ask your kiddo how they did and then please keep in mind that we did listen to the story one more time today. We also played a FUN JEOPARDY GAME to review sample test questions and then I even QUIZZED them with some of the ACTUAL TEST QUESTIONS before having them go to a computer to take the test! I know I had SOME 100%'s which is AWESOME! Tomorrow those kiddos will receive $5.00 classroom money just for doing so well on this test!
We spent a lot of time working on our COMMUNITY today too! I really want this project to be finished on FRIDAY so EVERYONE is working OVERTIME right now to build houses, open businesses, and get the roads laid. Today our ROUND ABOUT went in and DO-NUT BAY was dug so a few ducks would have a home! I am so pleased with how it is turning out! I think by the time they are done, we will ALL want to pack our bags and move in because this COMMUNITY will be INCREDIBLE!
In math we worked on those NAME BOXES again! We raced today and had 2 LUCKY kiddos earn a POP because they were able in only 3 MINUTES to completely fill up their paper with ways to name their MAGIC NUMBER! After this RACE we did have to talk about how IMPORTANT it is to make good use of our time! Name boxes are something we have done a lot already in first and second grade so I don't want to have to spend too much of our time this year reviewing them.
Next, we practiced that silly HUMAN NUMBER LINE GAME! We are competing against Miss Wencel's side tomorrow and boy howdy will we have to pick up the pace! By the end of our practice round today we were all getting much better at knowing that the place value chart needs to follow this pattern:
ones, tens, hundreds, thousands, ten-thousands, hundred-thousands
It took LOTS of rounds to understand that, but I am sure tomorrow that they are gonna BLOW ME AWAY with what they remember! Place value can be TRICKY, but it is a SKILL we ALL need to UNDERSTAND.
There is NO HOMEWORK tonight because we even worked during our RECESS at our LEMONADE STAND so we do deserve a break! =)
Have a GREAT evening!