Sunday, March 4, 2012

Fact Families and Then Some...

I feel like this is a reoccurring blog theme post, "Well, it's been awhile"...and well, it has been. I had every intention of posting what's been going on during the past week and a half, but my sinuses disagreed with that idea. I've been laying on my couch for the past 2 days thinking about getting the energy to blog. Translation: I've been watching Bravo 24-7 and pinning like it's my job.


Last week we spent quite a bit of time working on fact families. My kids were having a difficult time with simple subtraction problems...We're still making the connection that addition problems can help us with the subtraction problems! 

Freebie Download
In Everyday Math first graders are introduced to "In and Out Machines" which I forgot about since my school is using Investigations...I saw this pic on Pinterst and decided I'd have my kiddos engineer some machines of their own! Their machines are in the process of being laminated so that we can use them with dry erase markers for some practice each day.




I also found this resource and was excited to use the "Number Bonds" blank template. It's the same idea as the fact family triangle, just a little change of pace...  


Number Bonds
On a different note...This year I have some really strong readers, which I am NOT used to! It's a good problem to have! They can handle pretty much anything I put in front of them, but are struggling a bit with multi-syllabic words. Steve handed me a couple books on Friday and the geek in me can't wait to try it out tomorrow! It has about 30 scripted lessons (which usually makes me want to vomit) with accompanying student activity sheets. I'll let you know how it goes this week, but curious if any of you have tried it????


REWARDS
That's it for now...but check back soon, for Steve and I are working on a "Read-O" for each month of the school year that is sequentially created around the K-1 Common Core Standards! 

11 Shout-Outs:

laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love the fact family house!
Jennifer

First Grade Blue SKies

Katie and Steve said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Delighted said...

I tried to download the fact family house, but I kept getting an error. It might be on my end...so I'll try later. Sinus problems are not fun! Hope you are feeling better soon.

First Grade Delight
imgoingfirst@gmail.com

Katie and Steve said...

Thank you! If you are having trouble with the download, let me know and I will send it to you. I've been using Scribd and it's been causing me hassle lately!

Katie
katie@readingresource.net

Delighted said...
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Delighted said...

Sorry. It didn't work for me. I would appreciate it if you could send it. Thanks.

First Grade Delight
imgoingfirst@gmail.com

Lori said...

I also had trouble downloading. Please email it to tlplus3@wi.rr.com Thanks a lot!
Little Priorities

Katie and Steve said...

Ok...I just sent it to you! :)

Katie and Steve said...

No problem. Check your mail!

Katie

Steve said...

REWARDS is awesome, trust me! Since you are a reading genius I know you'll be able to adjust it appropriately for your 1st graders. If you can't I'll come down and drop a little knowledge on ya!

Kelly said...

The fact family house is super cute!

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