Thursday, September 11, 2014

Rain Forest Assembly

Look who we met today!!!!! WOW!!!
A big boa constrictor.

 Yep, that is our Maela helping hold up the boa constrictor.  The presenter did inform everyone one that Miss Maela would be the perfect size for this snake's lunch.  We also meat a tarantula, hissing cockroaches, an iguana, and a parakeet.  Super fun!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Cooperative Learning in Math

In our classroom we use many of Kagan's Cooperative Learning strategies to promote engagement and collaboration.  These strategies (games as we call them), keep all of the students actively engaged  and they are held accountable during the "learning" activity.  Many of them don't even realize they are working.  They think they are simply playing games.  But really......that's what makes the "learning" stick!!
Counting and Number Identification

Ordering Numbers 1-10 and Matching Ten-Frames

Printing Numbers and Counting