We have been practicing counting money. Even though the common core says that first grade doesn't need to study money, our district decided that we need to introduce the names and values of the coins. I give my kids handfuls of coins to sort and count. It has been wonderful to see the kids starting to understand why learning to count by 10's and 5's is important.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Winter Writing Freebie
Olde Man Winter is still alive and well in Vermont. This past week we saw temperatures well below Zero. Which of course means inside recess. :( It was dangerously cold but we learn to live with it. My colleague Kelly Heinlein created a cute snowflake activity that I'm sharing today. She cut out a large snowflake out of blue construction paper and placed a small square of lined paper in the middle of it. She had the kids glue some pretty blue glitter to the tips of the snowflake. Kelly had her students write a sentence about what they like to do in the snow. I just love how it looks on her bulletin board. Thanks Kelly for sharing.