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Room 123 prepared and presented plays based on Douglas Florian’s poems. Take a look at the process!

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Room 123 prepared and presented plays based on Douglas Florian’s poems. Take a look at the process!

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Writers in Room 123 used what they have learned about opinion writing to create ads for the notebooks they will sell at the First Grade Marketplace. The ads will be shared with the other first grade classes to convince them to buy our goods!

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Students in Room 123 have earned a lot of Tiger Tickets for showing the Richards Way at school! Of course, students wondered exactly how many tickets there are in our bin. Finding the answer to this question provided a chance to review place value counting concepts and practice different strategies for adding double-digit addition problems!

First, students counted tickets individually and then worked in pairs to add the amounts together. Take a look at the process!

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Partners shared their totals.

The class gathered to add those amounts.

The grand total? 687 Tiger Tickets!

Richards students are collecting coins to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Here in Room 123, we also used this drive as an opportunity to count coins.

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Mathematicians in Room 123 had earlier worked in teams to solve this problem. Then they took their thinking deeper!

The next day, they again worked in their teams to analyze how Puzzled Penguin solved the same problem. They compared their work with Puzzled Penguin’s work to determine if he was correct and then to identify the error Puzzled Penguin made.

Finally, students gathered to share their thinking. Take a closer look at their work!

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Writers in Room 123 are learning to make their writing even better by revising with partners. Partners help by asking questions or suggesting details that will help the reader visualize more clearly.

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Just before spring break, students in Room 123 completed another round of the Book Order Project. By the time they returned from break, the books had arrived!

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After determining the winners in the first round of the Tournament of Books, mathematicians in Room 123 considered a new challenge: how many more votes did the winning books get?

This challenge served as the introduction to a new type of math problem: comparison problems. Students worked in small groups to find the answer, using different math tools and strategies. Take a look!

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The votes are in for the first round in the 1st Grade Tournament of Books! Mathematicians in Room 123 used what they have learned about place value to count the votes and determine the winner in each match-up.

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Who wouldn’t like a spirit bracelet like this? But how many beads would we have to order so every student could make one?

Mathematicians from Room 123 and Mrs. Bornheimer’s room worked together to find the answer to that challenge! As they worked, they applied what they have been learning about both place value and cooperative work.

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Later in the week, students made their bracelets, which they can proudly wear on Spirit Mondays!