2. I worked with a small group this week on coin identification. Wowsers, this was a very difficult concept for my friends! We made money flip books, playing SPIN IT to WIN IT!, watched youtube videos, and played some interactive games online to help us learn our coins!
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Here are some of the videos my students enjoyed watching to help them learn about coins!
Here are some of the interactive games my students enjoyed:
Simply, click on my COIN tab on my DRAGGO account.
3. COIN VALUE MATCHING (Nickels and Pennies) and MONEY PROBLEM SOLVING WITH QR CODE TASK CARDS.
Students practiced matching values with coins using nickels and pennies. Then the past 2 days my friends have gotten an opportunity to use their problem solving skills with some QR code task cards. This is still a difficult skill for my friends, so I did a lot of scaffolding along the way… : ) But with support, they were all successful. Students loved reading the task cards and finding their name in the story problem! I always love to see how excited they get about problem solving when their name is in the problem…cracks me up!
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4. INFORMATIONAL WRITING
During literacy center time, I had my friends work on some fun informational writing activities. Students have been learning about animals and their habitats during whole class instructional, so I have been having my little friends practice some informational writing about animals. Today students got to log into their RAZ-Kids accounts on the iPads and find a non-fictiont text about animals. Students got to listen to the story, records their reading, and answer the multiple choice questions at the end. I have loved watching my students blossom this week and take more initiative in their independent work. It's never easy finding the "just right" material for my little friends because they are often distracted, forget what to do, don't ask for help, etc. This whole "independent work time" is still something we area always working on! : ) Anyhow, students got to write an informational writing piece about their animal book after reading. Students completed a little brainstorming sheet and then used this information to write their informational piece. Students referred to their criteria for success to make sure they included all of the parts of the informational writing piece.