We wrote down what we thought we knew about ants and added it to our chart. We then read a few sections of a Non fiction ant book and listened for our ideas. If we heard our facts mentioned...we moved them to "confirmed. "If we didnt, they stayed under "What I think I know" If we thought something and then realized it wasnt correct, we move it to "misconceptions."
I love this idea for kids as it allows them to move their ideas around on sticky notes and organize their information.
"What I think I know" "Confirmed" "Misconceptions" "New Information" "Wonderings"
Now onto Math Daily 5!
I run my math the same as I run my Daily 5 literacy in the Morning. Here are the kids choices:
Math by Myself
Math with Someone
I would love to have Math Technology, but I don't have a Smartboard or anything yet :(
Here are a few of the activities my kids are choosing from right now:
Math with Someone: Double It!
( students need a deck of cards Ace-10 and 10 game pieces each. You turn over a card and read the math talk card . EX: you turn over a 3, you say " the double of 3 is 6." Then you look for a 6 on the game board and cover it. The first person to get rid of all ten counters is the winner. )
Math by Myself: Backwards Number Sort
Math by Myself: Alligator Greater than Less Than (there is a recording page for this)
Math by Myself: 1 More 1 Less
(The recording page is from http://fun-n-first.blogspot.ca/)
Math Writing: Question of the Day
Math by Myself: Number Puzzles
Math Work: Replicating Patterns
Math Work: Tangrams
Math Writing: Number of the Day