Christmas in Grade 1 is so much fun. Yeah, it gets a little crazy sometimes, but mostly it's all good:)
Tomorrow we're going to be writing our letters to Santa. In the past I've walked the children to the "Village" to mail their letters. It's a VERY exciting walk. My new school is a little further from the mailbox but I'm hoping with a couple of parent volunteers to help keep the kids "in line", we'll be able to manage.
Here's the letter template we're using. I got the clip art from My Cute Graphics.
The empty box at the bottom is where I print the child's full name and address so that Santa knows where to send his reply!
We're also starting our Santa advent calendars. I found this cute one on-line. Sorry, but I couldn't find a source to credit it.
The kids will print their own numbers from 1 to 24 in the circles. This is great practice for them because most of them have a couple of reversals still. As each day goes by we'll put a cotton ball on the date. Nothing new here :) but the kids LOVE this!
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One of the activities I like to do with our weekly poems is to have the kids sequence the verse.
Everyone did a very good job!
We've now started our addition unit. We've been practicing adding one and two to a number using number lines, buttons and 10-frames. We've also been using cubes to make up addition stories.
I took my ipad to school last week so some of the kids could play some math games using 10-frames. That was a BIG hit so I'll be sure to bring it in this week, too.
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