We had a busy day! We continue with testing. The class had a new assessment that was done on the Chromebooks with the students wearing headphones and a microphone. This is another assessment that will give teachers information about how the students are doing in reading. While some of the students were doing that test, I was assessing the students on other tests. We are almost through all this testing although there are some make-ups we need to do.
In math, we talked first about the word decomposition. We talked about what that meant, and what it means in math. We began taking numbers apart. Today the children used cubes that can be put together on any side. They were able to make different formations to show six. We picked several and the students copied what they saw, then talked about the parts. Then, we made a number sentence with words. For example, we said "3 and 3 is the same as 6," using and for the word plus and "is the same as" for equal. We will continue with decomposition over the next quarter with different numbers.
Today we welcomed a new student to our room. Ask me to tell you about our new friend. We passed the Talking Fish and said our name loud and proud and shared something we like to do so we could get to know our new friend.
I'm hoping we can complete almost all of our testing tomorrow and get back to a more normal day. If we can get those kids outside soon that would be a huge help!
Have a nice evening!