This week, I was searching for a hands-on way for students to practice reading skills and came across a set of Versa-Tiles. The students work together to answer questions from a workbook, then place tiles on a board to create a pattern. My favorite part of using these materials is that the students can check their work independently based on the pattern that is created on the back of the tiles! I can't wait to use these with my 1st graders next week, too!
My second grade walk-to group just started reading the chapter book, Cam Jansen and the Mystery Writer Mystery. They are taking turns reading the paragraphs aloud to each other while also thinking about questions that can be made into a quiz at the end of the book. Their curiosity is already shining!
The first grade students played Roll, Add, Color - Halloween Style this week with a partner to practice addition facts. It was fun competition!
The 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students are working on comprehension skills. They have been working on main idea and sequence for the past few weeks. On Thursday, they enjoyed playing board games that challenged their comprehension and allowed them to work in partners!
The 1st and 2nd grade students participate in Math Mondays! This week, they played Roll It, Tic Tac Toe to practice addition facts. The smiles and laughs were constant!
Each week, the first grade students practice their spelling words in my classroom. Yesterday, they practiced putting the words in alphabetical order and cracking codes using beginning sounds from pictures. Sometimes, we will write the words in shaving cream, Play-Doh, or play Sparkle, too!
My fifth grade walk-to group is working on finding the main idea and details. To promote movement, I taped task cards in the elementary hallway. They walk from card to card and answer the questions provided. They love moving around!
These first grade students enjoyed playing Flyswatter Find with their sight words. The giggles were endless!!
This week, the students got to use bingo daubers to practice matching uppercase and lowercase letters. The older students also used the daubers to determine if words were real or nonsense. They loved using these instead of crayons or markers!
The second grade students got to practice their weekly spelling words by writing them in shaving cream. They loved making a mess and didn't even realize that they were learning at the same time. I loved this activity as it also cleaned my tables! (:
The third grade students are working on reading fluency (speed and accuracy). They worked with a partner to do one-minute timed readings. Each time, they get better and their confidence boosts!
The second graders have been practicing their sight words, so we played a friendly game of Go-Kart Rally! It was a lot of fun!
The first graders completed more sight word puzzles this week! They are really getting the hang of working together to learn!
The first grade students have been working hard on letter names and sounds! They love practicing by playing Lexia on the computers and I introduced them to the the Alphabet Cookie Game this week! Two groups also have been working on their sight words and worked together to complete puzzles.
The fifth graders are also working on their sight words. This week, they have played Bingo and games on the SmartBoard!
Crestwood third grade wants to thank the generous benefactor that sent our students to Red's Fun Zone for an afternoon of laser tag, mini golf, and arcade games. The students had a blast and so did the teachers!
The students worked in small groups to complete reading and math challenges to "escape". They enjoyed this activity and all students safely escaped!!
Mrs. Mills' 3rd Grade
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