Monday, August 19, 2013

Week in Review {08.12.13-08.16.13}

Another week has come and gone. Last week was the second week of school. We started by taking our district benchmark tests for reading and math. All of the students worked very hard and they were excited to see all of the fun and exciting things we will be learning in second grade. 

I love using manipulatives to allow the students to be hands-on during math time. Last week we worked with pattern blocks. We talked about the names and attributes of the shapes (how many sides, colors, etc.) Then the students got to discover the pattern blocks on their own.
Here the students are working together to create designs.

Here are some of the designs that they came up with on their own. I was very happy with how creative the students got. One student even gave his pattern block person a mustache.
On Friday we talked about repeating patterns. Students then worked together again to create as many repeating patterns as they could think of.

I need to get in the routine of taking pictures again. I love my class this year and I can't wait to share all the amazing things we do.

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