This last week was a Big week. We hit contractions hard all week during Skills! I purchased Christie's adorable Contraction Surgery Center/Activity Packet. Best $2.50 ever spent. I had seen the idea all over Pinterest, but I loved having Christie's packet and Center to go along with the activity! Click on the picture to buy your own!
Here is a picture of our Operating Room:
One of my parents brought in gloves and surgical masks to make it more complete!
We also celebrated the 100th day of school by dressing like 100 year olds! In my opinion these two boys stole the show!!!
Does he not look just like the little old man in Up??
I also have started giving weekly timed addition tests. We have already completed +0s, +1s, Doubles, and now +2s. I give the "pretest" Monday morning first thing so my students know what they are in for and then I give the "real" test on Friday. I tell my kids that the First Grade goal in 25 in 2 minutes. I also made the following sheet to include in my homework packet for the week:
I hope you are enjoying your weekend as much as I am!
P.S. We are starting our Geometry Unit next week. I would LOVE some pointers on units available that are linked to Common Core Standards if anyone is using any!