10 Anytime Gift Ideas for Your 1st Grader

Birthdays, holidays, and special occasions come up fast!  Here are some gift ideas that are school related!

1. white board/marker
2. new crayons or markers
3. color books books for home
4. start a collection (marbles, shells, etc)
5. magazine (Zoo Books, Nat'l Geo Kids)
6. puzzles
7. small spiral journal
8. special bookmarks
9. stickers (letter stickers are fun to practice spelling words)
10. stickie notes

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Happy thanksgiving!

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Room 15 says, “Gobble gobble!”

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Fun Math!

Some families have been asking for extra math practice at home and I thought that the computer would be a fun way to integrate math at home.  Age-appropriate computer games can help your child practice basic skills. The links below will take you to free online games that may be helpful and fun for your first grader.

Play each game first to make sure it matches your child’s interests and abilities. You might need to help your child get started with each game. If your child has trouble focusing, the graphics may be too distracting. Young children benefit from hands-on experiences and interaction with other people, so when you have time, play board games and talk to your child about the math he or she is doing. There is no substitute for your interest and involvement!  Thank you for all that you do!

The first game is called Speedy Pictures.  You can adjust the length of time the numbers will show using the green bar.  This will make it easier, or more challenging.  http://www.fi.uu.nl/toepassingen/00203/toepassing_rekenweb.xml?style=rekenweb&language=en&use=game

The second one uses a ten frame for practice.  I like it because you have to follow the directions and it has many different levels of challenge.  http://illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=75

Thanks for stopping by and checking it out!  Happy Math Practice!

Mrs. Lomax

 

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We had fun at applesauce day!

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The Life Cycle of an Apple Tree

We are studying the life cycle of an apple tree.  This video is a good visual representation of the life cycle. smiley

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