Each week I have been adding activities to the Maths corner. Soon I'm going to add scales and capacity jugs so the children can investigate practical maths. This is important for when they have to deal with Maths problems later on in older classes. It is also important that children participate in weighing activities (when cooking for example) or helping you measure things around the house. The more they can see that Maths is not a subject alien from real life, the quicker they will grasp concepts. This is the whole scope of these activities.
I am very proud the children are keeping the corner tidy. They love their snakes and ladders games, the measuring activities, the dice games and the whiteboards. Today I showed them how the addition/subtraction dominoes work too.
Here are some pictures of my cuties having fun (really) doing Maths.
So today, we went on purplemash.com, and using the teacher's login (children will have their own usernames and passwords on Monday- serious F.U.N, seriously) we used what is known as the 'mashcam. We had loads of fun doing this activity. ICT Aims : Using the internet to find a webpage (this was peanuts for my children...just awesome) Finding the right activity Using camera Resizing font so that all the text fits into a window Language Aims : Usage of adjectives, writing in the first person, use of humour, adapting a given text to make it one's own. And here they are (brace yourselves, things might get a bit horrible)
We had to put some machines on charge, so we went out for a much-needed P.E lesson and a run in the fresh air of the yard. We played onġionġella too, to keep in the worms, spiders and squashed rats theme.
Back in class, the children created their own .swf games. Here is the box.com link to them. They had to choose the colours, those who had difficulty in spelling the colour names had to look them up. Different tools were used. Some children even imported the cover picture of the cards. They also had to save their work on their drives.
Find your games in this album here. Please click on the first one, then hit the left/right arrow until you find yours x Enjoy your weekend. I have a throat to rest. Don't make it work so hard next week. x miss C
A big thanks to all my pupils today, you really worked hard. Today we finished a book 'Otto's family'. All of you took great care to write lovely sentences. In Maths, I can see most of you now are counting back without the use of the number-grid. Great work!
Also, you wrote the Maltese comprehension without much huffing and groaning. That was refreshing.
So here...I can't give you any sweets because of our healthy eating policy, but you can share these amongst yourselves :D
The ones who are extra good, for a long period of time, will be borrowing my constructa-bot car to take home and (please) bring back the next day for someone else. Today two very good boys borrowed it, let's see who gets it tomorrow.
Here we learn more skills on the Intel Classmate. Today we get the hang of the flip-monitor and the pen, thus using the netbook as a tablet to draw. We also learn a bit more about saving our work, and about sizing our font.
Language skill : Choosing one's 'likes' and finding the word from a big word list on Way Ahead, using the ABC (alphabetical order) skills we learnt this week.