Busy, Busy!

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!

On Monday, my students enjoyed this Place Value Scoot that you can find HERE for free!
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!

7 comments:

pammy said...

Used your scoot game for place value from your unit yesterday. Students were so serious about finding each card and answering on their answer sheets. The class was very engaged. Thank you for your great ideas.

JanCT said...

A student today suggested a math activity time as a reward for filling the button jar. How wonderful is SHE? I immediately thought about your cherry and hot air balloon projects! Something is telling me most kids won't vote for that over extra recess, though. :)
Jan
Laughter and Consistency

Lori said...

I always love seeing all the activities your kiddos are doing! I'm trying to make my math time a lot more engaging and quicker so I can get to guided math and math stations. I only have an hour and I have to teach it after lunch. The kids are DONE by then! We have to use the chapter test to assess from Go Math. Could you offer any advice to me?

Lori said...

I always love seeing all the activities your kiddos are doing! I'm trying to make my math time a lot more engaging and quicker so I can get to guided math and math stations. I only have an hour and I have to teach it after lunch. The kids are DONE by then! We have to use the chapter test to assess from Go Math. Could you offer any advice to me?

Lori said...

I always love seeing all the activities your kiddos are doing! I'm trying to make my math time a lot more engaging and quicker so I can get to guided math and math stations. I only have an hour and I have to teach it after lunch. The kids are DONE by then! We have to use the chapter test to assess from Go Math. Could you offer any advice to me?

Lori said...

I don't know why that posted 3 times. Sorry about that.

Brittany Lynch said...

Your hot air balloons and cherries turned out great! I love how had them show the place value in multiple ways!
Tickled Pink in Primary