Today we learned how doubles will help solve other math facts! We can use our doubles fact knowledge to help us solve almost doubles: 2+3, 3+4, 4+5 etc.
They played a game where they had use that knowledge to fill in a chart with the almost double answer. We did struggle to understand the chart, but they did a good job using their tools and math knowledge to solve the number sentence.
After, I challenged them to show me 5 different ways for 5+6. Here are some examples of their thinking:
Today we started talking about opinions. In writing, our focus is going to be on both expressing our opinions both orally and written. On our chart, you can see that we talked about what is an opinion? How do we express it and what thinking habits we think we'll use a lot to express our opinion-as you notice-thinking flexibly and communicating our ideas with confidence were huge!!
Get ready...I'm creating thoughtful, fact based "arguers" :)
This student came up with a great story collaboration with his Pop Pop! Pop Pop helped Eli put his story ideas down on paper and Eli got to do all the illustrations! It was a great way to show that you can collaborate with anyone and it's ok to have someone help you if you need it! We are excited to add it to our classroom library of books!