Kindergarten- As always we stared with number talks and visual problem solving. We sang a song and moved while practicing counting to 10 and we sang and danced to a song about the months of the year. Students were broken into 2 groups to play memory with a small group and teacher where they matched numerals to dot representations of that number.
1st Grade- We changed up our routine for this lesson so that we could have a middle school helper for each small group of kids to help them learn a new game. The game is played like Uno but allows them to practice their subitizing skills. After the middle school students had to leave for school we did our number talks and problem solving for the day. We sang and danced to a song that teaches about coins.
2nd & 3rd Grade- We practiced the counting on strategy with adding 1 and 2 more. Students played a game similar to Chutes and Ladders that allowed them to practice the strategy of counting on. We worked together to write a constructed response to the word problem we solved in lesson 6.
4th & 5th Grade- We extended the using our 10 facts for our 5 facts strategy by applying the strategy to bigger numbers. (Ex. 46 X5= 230 because 46X10=460 and 1/2 of 460 is 230). Students practiced this strategy with a game called "Bump". We worked together to write a constructed response to the word problem we solved in lesson 6.