I am doing a little coding with the students during conference week. 3rd5th graders are using the website www.code.org . K2 is using an app called Coding for Kids. Many of the students really enjoyed it so I am sure they would like to practice some more at home.
Kindergarten: Students went around the room and counted various items and recorded the numeral to match. Students also solved a story problem and did a move it activity where they counted pennies. We also had a Number Talk based on the number 9.
1st Grade: Students did a move it activity where the practiced identifying even and odd numbers. They aslo practiced solving basic addition and subtraction facts using a color by number sheet. 2nd5th Grades: Practiced the basic facts that are on their level by completeing a color by number sheet. Some classes were able to do problem solving using the Thinking Blocks app on IPads. Kindergarten: Students played a partner game like tictactoe where they practiced subitizing. 1st Grade: They completed a scavenger hunt around the room where they wrote the numeral to go with the base ten representation. 2nd5th Grades: They had a 24 tournament. Each class has a winner. The class winners will compete on Friday to find grade level winners. Kindergarten: The students practiced subitizing by counting the dots on dominoes and feeding them to the hungry trolls. We did a number talk using 9 and some problem solving on the Promethean Board. Students exercised while counting by 2s. Students also watched a video about pennies.
1st Grade: Students worked on place value by filling in a place value chart based on base ten blocks and writing a numeral to match. The students solved an addition story problem using Singapore Model Drawing. First graders also practiced counting by 2s while exercising and did a number talk based on ten frames. 2nd/3rd Grades: Students practiced the near double fact by doing a troll scavenger hunt. The students worked on their own level by choosing the troll character that challenged them a little but was attainable. They identified the double fact that could solve the given fact and solved the equation. Students used model drawing to solve story problems. 4th/5th Grades: Students practiced using the Double Double strategy for the 4 facts. Students challenged themselves by picking the troll character that would challenge them but was attainable. Students solved a multistep story problem using model drawing. Kindergarten We worked on breaking groups of 4 and 5 dots into 2 groups and writing the number bond to match. Students practiced counting to 120 while exercising. We also sang a song about shapes. They also solved 2 subtraction problems using pictures and acting. Our number talk was based on the number 8.
1st Grade We worked on breaking groups of 4 and 5 into 2 groups, writing the number bond to match, along with writing an addition and subtraction problem for each. Students reviewed lesson 16 during a move it where they added or subtracted 10 or 1 from a number. Our number talk was based on the number 9 on a ten frame. We solved a word problem using the Bar Model Drawing Method. 2nd Grade We practiced reading expanded notation using an activity where they revealed a mystery picture by coloring in the correct numbers. 3rd Grade We practiced adding and subtracting multiples of 10 using a 120 chart in an activity where they revealed a mystery picture. We discussed that the ones place stays the same and the tens place changes. 4th & 5th Grades We continued practicing the strategy of halving one factor while doubling the other factor. One class discovered that the same strategy works if you divide one number by 5 and multiply the other factor by 5 which lead us to see that it really works with any number. Kindergarten We sorted objects based on whether the represented 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 or not. We sang songs about positional words and the days of the week. We did a number talk based on the number 8.
First Grade We did the same activity as last time, just with different numbers. In the activity they looked for patters when adding or taking away 10 and adding or taking away 1. We did a move it where we practiced adding two numbers together. We also solved a story problem together. Second & Third Grade We played I Have, Who Has using double facts. We also practiced writing constructed responses for the story problems we solved in the last lesson. Fourth& Fifth Grade We continued to practice mental math by doubling one factor and halving another factor to create problems we can solve in our head. We also worked on multistep story problems. Kindergarten: We worked on sorting pictures based on whether they represented a given number or not.
1st Grade: We used patterns on a 100 chart to solve problems where we added or took away 1 or 10 to a given number. 2nd/3rd Grades: We practiced telling time to the nearest 5 minutes using a Move It activity, "What does the Clock Say". We also worked on problem solving. 4th/5th Grades: We practiced telling time to the minute using a Move It activity, "What does the Clock Say". We also worked on the strategy of splitting one factor in half while doubling the other factor to help us create problems we can solve in our heads. See examples below. 
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