Saturday, January 10, 2015

Five (Four) for Friday

I'm linking up (a day late) with Doodle Bugs Teaching for some Five for Friday fun! 

This number line app! It is called Number Line! Ha! 

We use it weekly! We use it for skip counting, missing numbers, counting on, and counting back, and addition and subtraction. But, it is perfect for older grades too! I love it because you can change your set of numbers. You can find the app here
Do you use the Reflector App in your class? You can find it here. It allows you to mirror your iPad onto your board. If not, you should definitely check it out! 

Speaking of numbers, another one of my faves from this week is our strip diagram puzzles. We do not go into a whole lot of detail with these in first grade (that is more appropriate for older grades), but we definitely introduce them and practice breaking down numbers with them. 

 You can download both of the activities above here and here

In LA, we worked with verb tenses. We started off watching Moby from Brain Pop Jr to introduce verb tenses, and then sorted sticky notes onto our t-chart. Afterwards, the kiddos completed this flip sort from my team mate, Jessica, at Wild About Firsties for their independent practice. 

In phonics, we worked with long a and bossy e this week. You can read more on that here. To get in some winter crafts, the kiddos sorted long/short a words and created a winter scene with the long a words only. They had to mark out the short a and glue to the back of their winter scene. We did these last year as well, and I always love to see their creativity! 

You can download the a word snowballs here

Stop by Doodle Bugs to see the other favorites from this week! 

1 comment:

  1. I had to come find this post to thank you for the app suggestion. Number line is such a useful app.
    Sheri :)