Today, we played another snowman math game. The students cut out the pieces of a snowman. Each piece had a number on it (1-6). The students were partnered up and took turns rolling dice. If the students rolled a 3, they would glue the snowman piece with a 3 on the paper. If a student rolled a number he/she had already rolled, they would lose their turn. The first one with a finished snowman won the game. Everybody got to put their snowman together in the end. This game helped students practice valuable social skills. We are getting so much better at playing games together. Tomorrow, I will be introducing subtraction to the students.
We also went to library today. They are learning how to find books on the shelves by looking at the letters on the book's spine. They talked about finding the first letter today. Mrs. Baker wrote 3 letters on her Smart Board, and she called on students to come and circle the first letter on the Smart Board. Then, students had to look at the letters on their book's spine and find the first letter. Next, they had to find the large letter that matched the letter on their book over at the bookshelf and stand by it. That letter told the students what section their book is in (look at picture below). As a reward for doing so well, Mrs. Baker let each student choose a stuffed animal to join them on the carpet while she read the story "The Mitten" by Jan Brett. It was a great, silly story!
Playing the snowman game in math
Circling the 1st letter on the Smart Board
A small group of students who found the letter that their book came from (1st letter on spine told them this)
Some of the girls happily holding their stuffed animal before the story
Listening to Mrs. Baker's story