First grade math is action packed and balanced with stations where we work on procedural fluency, conceptual understanding, and real-life application. This last week at the conceptual understanding station, the students filmed themselves teaching how to regroup when adding double digit numbers. They used manipulatives to represent how we trade in ones for tens. They were amazing teachers that showed great higher level thinking in their ability to explain what regrouping is and how it works. While they were filming, one group was working at the real-like application station with Mrs. Collins, using their knowledge of addition and subtraction to solve real-life math problems that may occur in the school. The rest of the students were at the procedural fluency station racing the computer with their math facts. All the students get to participate in every station, as they rotate through all three stations each day.
First grade PE has been action packed by practicing skills and learning how to jump rope. We have been playing many types of games that require hand eye coordination. Students have also been working on dodging and fleeing by playing variations of tag.