Reflection: Routines and Procedures Making 8 - Section 2: Whole Group Interaction


This lesson gave my students so many extra tempting things on their desk.  It is difficult to catch everyone's attention when little hands are grabbing and playing with multiple items, so I use a management tool that serves two purposes.  I ask my students to place their hands on their heads when they have completed a task.

First, by doing this, I know when everyone is finished.  If I have most of the class with hands on their heads, I know who to go to and assist.

Second, by doing this, it stops little hands from roaming and issues from occurring.

When I have my students do this, I do not allow it to continue for an excessive amount of time.  Once the first person has placed their hands on their head, I stay aware of how much time has passed.  If it has been 45 seconds to a minute and there are a few students who have not finished up, I offer my faster students another simple activity to work on (ex. complete a new problem, show their own problem, etc.), and I walk around and help the slower finishers.

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Making 8

Unit 13: Understanding Addition
Lesson 3 of 10

Objective: SWBAT compose the number 8 using different addends.

Big Idea: We want our little ones to recognize that parts, when put together, make up a whole. We begin building the concept in this lesson by using small numbers, 0-8, to show how numbers are made up of two or more parts.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, addition, joining, together, First Grade
  35 minutes
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