Math Update!

This past week we spent time as mathematicians reviewing all of the concepts that we’ve studied during our math time this year: addition and subtraction patterns, number writing, finding partners & switch partners, identifying 5 groups, and counting on from 5 groups.  Then, we took our Unit 1 assessment.  This assessment was a snap!!! 🙂  Room 106 performed very well.  Thank you so much for preparing your child for this assessment with your encouragement and support on the homework pages at night.  (Although, this past week we didn’t have many!)

Now that we have finished up our first unit of math, we are ready to start some new learning!  To prepare for our new unit of study each first grader completed a pre-test for Unit 2 on Wednesday.  Our Unit 2 will cover addition and subtraction strategies and provides the foundation for all of the math learning that will take place for the rest of this year and beyond.  As a first grade staff, we are always striving to meet the needs of each and every individual student.  In order to do this, we studied the data from our students’ pre-tests, and used this information to group together students with similar areas of expertise and areas of need. When we begin our Unit 2 on Monday many of our students will be taking part in a “math switch” in which they may be traveling to a different classroom, so that they are able to work in the group and with the teacher that will help them reach their full potential as a math learner.  Each group of math learners will be working on the same math concepts each day, but the pace and practice may look a little different.

We are very excited about this opportunity for your child and can’t wait to dig into some more math! 🙂  Please feel free to e-mail us if you have an questions or concerns.

Thank you!

Mrs. Woodring, Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Stadt & Mrs. VanKoevering

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