Just when you think your kids have mastered nouns… proper nouns come into play. For some reason, we just can’t seem to capitalize our proper nouns, BUT we are hard at work this week trying to master that skill! My sweet friend, Katie King, posted a proper noun chart on her instagram and I knew we just HAD to make one as well.
Each of my students drew a proper noun and wrote a sentence to match their picture. (As you can see I’m still on the kid-drawn chart kick… it’s SO much less work for me AND I find my students checking it out quite often- win/win!)
Little activities like this really show me what kind of exposure and background knowledge my kiddos have. We don’t have a lot in our little town, so it’s neat to see what they’ve learned either at home or through books!
And, it’s always good to see them use what we’ve learned about!
I think this one might be my *favorite.* I mean, it does speak the truth, know-what-I’m-sayin?! 😉
Okay, now let’s look at what we’ve been up to in math. Subtraction and proper nouns are in the same boat to me… we had addition nailed and then it was time to take away, oh my! We have to remind ourselves quite often to switch our thinking to subtraction 🙂
We made these little subtraction flapbooks today. You can find this freebie from Saddle up For Second HERE!
For small group today I pulled a couple of students back to my table to use the ipad to practice what we are learning. There are some great FREE place value apps. I love seeing my kiddos solve problems in different ways. This was a great assessment tool for me 🙂
While I was doing small group, my kiddos were at math stations. Here’s a couple I snapped pictures of:
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