Our first graders continued to grow as mathematicians this week! We again focused on writing numbers, building patterns and recognizing shapes, but we added a new concept to the mix: breaking apart numbers. When we break apart a number, we take a larger number and split it into two smaller numbers. We call the two smaller numbers partners because when we add them together they equal the larger number. We practiced this technique with counters and had the students turn into little lambs (who jumped over a fence to break apart their number) and practice until it really started to click. This week, we also used our stair step tool to review the math vocabulary of more and less. Again, thank you so much for your continued support with your child’s math homework almost every night!