Category: Math

Are you happy to be back at school?

Two little guys are unsure about this whole first grade business, and one student chose no, (even though he practically skipped up to the chalkboard sporting a GIANT grin on his face) but all in all, I’m thinking we’re in …

Because good things come in threes

Ponytails and paints. “Ohhhh, I get it! 10 – 6 = 4!” Because a good book is always better when you’re comfy. All in a day’s work.  Just happily ticking along…

Counting on March

It may be the first day of March, but did you know it’s also officially Day 102 of first grade? Ok, the hundredth day of school was a bigger deal.  So big in fact, that we just had to celebrate …

Made to Measure

Nope, we’re not getting fitted for new outfits.  We’re measuring each other to better acquaint ourselves with a more standard unit of measurement – centimeters. At the end of the activity, I measured their total height.  THAT was pretty cool …

100+100 = No Big Deal

It happened.  We’ve started formally working with the “pluses”.  Addition, adding, sums, whatever you want to call it – my first graders are just eating it right up. After their birthdays, their prowess with pluses is often one of the …

Meet our Feet

This post isn’t just about showing off a cute argyle sock or the invented spelling of the word, “eraser”. (Raysr? Love.)  It’s also about the fact that we started a unit on measurement and kicked things off by comparing the size …