Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First Week Completed!

We wrapped up a short but busy first week with All About Me posters and kicking off place value.

After conferences, students transferred facts and details about themselves onto their larger All About Me posters. Be sure to check out their colorful posters on display Monday night at Back-to-School night!

Next students took a fun quiz about...me! After hearing a statement about me, students had to choose if the statement was true or false. Many were surprised to learn that I have tried alligator, I waitressed at Friendly's Restaurant when I was in high school, and I was on the swimming and diving team in high school!

We spent some time consolidating school supplies into our table caddies. You never know when the Table Fairy might flutter by and award the tablemates bonus BBQ bucks... :)

Mrs. Mack's words to live by...

If you know Mrs. Mack, you know she loves technology! What better way to get to know students, brainstorm class rules, share our specialist schedule, and facts about me than with a Back-to-School iPhone activity? In the iPhone students worked to complete "apps" such as "Travel," "Glance at the Year," and "About Me."

We ended our day in Math taking picture walks through our math textbooks. We explored upcoming lessons, new vocabulary, and got a peek at a few of the many math topics we will soon dive into--multiplication included! 

Our first lesson discusses place value and ways to represent numbers. Using place value wheels, we showed thousands, hundreds, tens, and ones in standard form--that means using digits only.

This week we introduce our weekly spelling list and the Tic Tac Toe assignment that students will turn in on Friday. We will be launching Reader's and Writer's Workshop.

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