We are rolling right along in the land of ELL's! Here's a little glimpse into our week of number sense.
1. In first grade, we worked on short a words, and played a game similar to "Stomp the Number." I just make up these titles...I also just make up games off the top of my head most of the time! I showed the word, the kids read the word, we tossed it on the carpet, and then I had someone from the other team call a word out. Kids had to race to pick it up. So we had gym and literacy! You can do this game with anything- sight words, math facts, periodic table elements...
2. We are plugging along with counting and number recognition with my sweetie-pie newcomers. I am SO excited that they now say my name when they need something. It's a huge milestone! They are also really into music- they sing along to everything!! Here's the "flavor of the week" number song:
3. We learned Even and Odd this week...thank goodness for Brainpop. I heard, "Moby, yes!" a hundred times. We haven't learned "cool," "awesome" or "great" yet!