|Mrs. Branciforte's First Graders||
Reed teachers surprised the students with a choreographed dance number at our last community time.
CGI stands for cognitively guided instruction. This is a way of teaching a math story, where kids use their natural math ability to determine a solution by using a strategy that works best for them. In our classroom, there are usually three sets of numbers that students may choose from. These numbers are "good-fit" numbers like "good-fit" books in reader's workshop. Students work independently on a CGI problem using their chosen numbers. Then, some brave students share their work and strategies with the class. The result, is a great discussion on mathematical practices.
Try this challenge problem with your student.
There were ____ chocolate hearts on the desk. My teacher said ____ of us could share the hearts equally. How many hearts did we each get?
(24, 6) (48, 8) (12, 3)
Today we started having a feeling of the day. Students talked about what excited is and a time when they were excited. We also talked about how sometimes when we are excited, we may forget the rules or we may forget to use self-control. Students shared strategies they use to help them calm down and regain control.
Talk with your student about their calm down strategy.
Today the black group treated us to a performance of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Nice work actors on a job well done.
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