“I’ve come to a frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess a tremendous power to make a child’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a child humanized or dehumanized.”
― Hiam Ginott
This game is a way for your children to practice all of the ways to make 10. This is an important number as it is the basis for our place value system. We need to know all the combinations that make ten in order to learn strategies for making addition and subtraction easier. All you need is a deck of cards. Have fun!
A Typical Day
8:45-9:00 Morning Routines
9:45-10:00 Word Study
10:00-11:30 Readers'/Writers' Workshop/Integrated Science and Social Studies
12:15-12:30 Handwriting/Typing Agent
2:45 Pack up
Please have your child practice double facts up to 20 until they know them by heart!
We are working on recognizing beginning consonant blends. Consonant blends are 2 or 3 consonants at the beginning of a word where the individual consonant sounds can be heard and are blended together. For example bright, play, string, black, snow, spray, etc. Please have your child notice these as they are reading.