Monday, August 26, 2013

We were busy "bees" the first week of school!!

We are buzzing right through August! Here is a look at some beginning of the school year activities we did last week.
We made bees for our classroom door. I took pictures of each of the kids and had them cut and clue their face to the bee! They had some much fun creating the bees!


We did a writing activity. They made a creation out of playdough. They then wrote about what they created. They LOVED LOVED this! I did get this idea off of pinterest! I am planning on keeping their writing pieces this year and making a writing portfolio. Last year I just sent the writing home. We will see how it goes!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

C G I at work!!

Today is the 2nd day of school for my district. Today I gave my kiddos a cognitive guided math question. They were told what manipulatives they could use to solve the problem. Then I had had them journal about when they found the answer. I did nothing else to help them. They did EVERYTHING on their own. I was SO impressed and happy. I went across the hall and gave those 2nd grade teachers a high after school. When they asked me if their answer was correct all I said to them was how many kids do you have in the 10 cars. They said 36. I then asked is that how many kids wanted to go on the roller costar. They said yes. So they answered the question themselves.!!! I loved this!!!

Do you do C G I in your classroom??  If you do, give me some suggestions of what I could do better and/or what it looks like in your classroom.