Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Place Value: Tens and Ones

This week we are working on place value by using tens and ones blocks. The students have been using linking cubes to help them represent numbers in terms of tens and ones. For example, 24 could be represented as 2 tens and 4 ones. We have also been working on comparing their created numbers using the vocabulary of greater than/less than. 40 is greater than 32 because 40 has 4 tens and 32 only has 3 tens. A great way to help your child practice this concept at home is by visiting The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives. On this particular place value activity, your child will be presented various two digit numbers to create by clicking on the tens and ones pictures. Note, on the right side of the screen, set the template to two columns so your child is only practicing two digit numbers. If you have time, explore the rest of the website for additional interactive math manipulatives.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sorting by Properties

In science we have been studying different ways to sort objects. The four properties that we are focusing on are color, shape, size, and texture. The students have been creating bubble maps together describing the properties of various objects. They have also been enjoying hands-on sorting activities in cooperative learning groups. Enjoy the quick video of the students sorting objects according to properties!
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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Tongue Twisters

This week we are studying the various elements of poems such as the rhythm, rhyming words, and alliteration. Our focus poem in class is "Miss Mary Mack." To help your child at home, visit Starfall to have your child practice a few tongue twisters.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Word Work

This week we worked on the word wall words this, get, and all. We are also working on words with the sh sound. To help your child continue practicing these words and all other words we have learned this year, please visit SpellingCity and click on Find a List. Under Find a List, search for Moseley First and you will see our current list of words. Through this site, your child can practice their weekly words by hearing the words in isolation and in sentences. Your child can also play games and be tested using the features of this site. Is an engaging and exciting way for your children to practice their words.

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