We have had a BUSY week, y'all! I feel like I say that every week because it's pretty much always true, but this week seems to be extra busy!
Today, I realized that these little hot air balloons would be perfect for place value. I had already printed this to use with my subtraction unit a few weeks ago, but we never got around to making them! So glad I had saved the copies and they were right at my fingertips! I might not have originally planned for these to go with place value, but so many things like this are super flexible!
And, today we did my Peekin' At Place Value activity. My students had to write the word form, expanded form, and if the number was even or odd for each card. This activity is in my Number Knowledge unit!
My 2nd class made the place value cherries that I had prepped for today. Since I had initially planned to do both the hot air balloon and cherries in partners, I ended up having a class set of each craft. So, one got the hot air balloon, one got the cherries, and they both served the same purpose... showing me what they have learned! And, every student got to make their own individual model rather than share with their partner... that's always a relief :)
I've also been prepping my math stations for next week! I'm using Alisha's Wild Apples Place Value Unit in my math tubs... LOVE!
In Reading, we finished up our Henry and Mudge unit! My kiddos have fallen in love with Mudge, that's for sure! I foresee lots of independent reading with his books in the future :)
We sequenced the events from a story...
We compared Mudge to Clifford
And we finished off by making Mudge and writing about that slobbery guy!
And, there you have it! It was a busy week, but, hey... there's only two more days! We can do it!