Shemarlie Gani's articles Teaching Ideas Folktales An inquiry into Folktales: Passed down from generation to generation, folktales provide a glimpse into a culture’s beliefs, and also insight into people’s motivations, feelings and values. We read the folktale Stone Soup by Jon J Muth. In this story, three monks convince the people Written by Shemarlie Gani October 21, 2020October 21, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked Teaching Ideas The Food We Eat The students began by posting a photograph of their dinner. We gathered in a group to talk about the photographs. First, the students chose a photograph from the selection. They could NOT choose their own. Then, they worked in a team of two, or on their own to complete a visible thinking activity. T Written by Shemarlie Gani October 16, 2020October 16, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked Teaching Ideas Problem Solving Strategies We have been talking about problem-solving strategies that we can use to solve word problems. * Read the problem 2 or more times. * Underline the facts. {numbers, key actions, vocabulary} * Circle the question. * Model a problem. {counters, base-ten blocks} * Act out the problem. {Students act Written by Shemarlie Gani October 15, 2020October 15, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked Teaching Ideas Counting Collections We began by looking for patterns in numbers. We skip counted in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, 3’s and 4’s starting from 0. What do we notice? How might we use what we know about skip counting, in other situations? TASK! What do we have a lot of in the classroom? Come up with a way to Written by Shemarlie Gani October 13, 2020October 13, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked Teaching Ideas Rounding We began by guessing how many dice were in the glass jar. First, everyone estimated how may were in the jar. Then, we counted to check how many dice were actually in the jar. There were 55 dice in the jar! Next, we discussed how we might round that number to complete the sentence ‘There Written by Shemarlie Gani October 11, 2020October 11, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked Teaching Ideas Fact Families We gathered to discuss what we know about a fact family. We defined it as a group of math facts or equations created using the same set of numbers. We noticed the relationships between the three numbers involved in the fact family, and how the operations of addition and subtraction are related to ea Written by Shemarlie Gani October 10, 2020October 10, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked Teaching Ideas Storytellers Two groups of students read interesting fictional stories that included animal characters. We decided to share these stories with the rest of the class. The students had to decide who would be involved and what role they would play. Some decided that they would be part of the props team, helping to Written by Shemarlie Gani September 30, 2020September 30, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked Teaching Ideas Number Sense We have been developing our Number Sense by solving Mathematical problems. The students were encouraged to use Base 10 Blocks and numbers to show their reasoning/thinking. Oscar used 7 base-ten blocks to create a number. What are some different numbers he may have created? 7 Base 10 Blocks P Written by Shemarlie Gani September 30, 2020September 30, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked Teaching Ideas Choices We have been sharing stories, discussing scenarios, solving problems at play and reflecting on feelings and emotions, to help us explore ‘how our choices affect our interactions with others’. We have been wondering how ‘our actions’ might make others feel. We assembled to hav Written by Shemarlie Gani September 29, 2020September 29, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked Teaching Ideas The Card House What did you notice? What do you wonder? Carlotta “I wonder how the cards come out of the bag in triangles.” Dohoon “How many cards did they use? How many are odd numbers? How many shape cards?” Eunseong “How tall is it?” Sam “How many cards? How many Written by Shemarlie Gani September 29, 2020September 29, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked Teaching Ideas Crafting Powerful Small Moments We are working on crafting powerful small moments. We know that authors tell meaningful stories. We began by reading ‘Owl Moon; by Jane Yolen, a mentor text that focuses on ‘small moments’. Session 1: Generate meaningful ideas for small moment writing. Owl Moon is a story about Hei Written by Shemarlie Gani September 25, 2020September 25, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked Teaching Ideas Maths Talks – Cards What do you see that you can count? Can you count in different ways? Does the placement of the objects give you ideas? What groups do you notice? What equations could you write to describe how many? First, the students noted down observations and ideas in their Maths Journals. 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Teaching Ideas Folktales An inquiry into Folktales: Passed down from generation to generation, folktales provide a glimpse into a culture’s beliefs, and also insight into people’s motivations, feelings and values. We read the folktale Stone Soup by Jon J Muth. In this story, three monks convince the people Written by Shemarlie Gani October 21, 2020October 21, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked

Teaching Ideas The Food We Eat The students began by posting a photograph of their dinner. We gathered in a group to talk about the photographs. First, the students chose a photograph from the selection. They could NOT choose their own. Then, they worked in a team of two, or on their own to complete a visible thinking activity. T Written by Shemarlie Gani October 16, 2020October 16, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked

Teaching Ideas Problem Solving Strategies We have been talking about problem-solving strategies that we can use to solve word problems. * Read the problem 2 or more times. * Underline the facts. {numbers, key actions, vocabulary} * Circle the question. * Model a problem. {counters, base-ten blocks} * Act out the problem. {Students act Written by Shemarlie Gani October 15, 2020October 15, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked

Teaching Ideas Counting Collections We began by looking for patterns in numbers. We skip counted in 2’s, 5’s, 10’s, 3’s and 4’s starting from 0. What do we notice? How might we use what we know about skip counting, in other situations? TASK! What do we have a lot of in the classroom? Come up with a way to Written by Shemarlie Gani October 13, 2020October 13, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked

Teaching Ideas Rounding We began by guessing how many dice were in the glass jar. First, everyone estimated how may were in the jar. Then, we counted to check how many dice were actually in the jar. There were 55 dice in the jar! Next, we discussed how we might round that number to complete the sentence ‘There Written by Shemarlie Gani October 11, 2020October 11, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked

Teaching Ideas Fact Families We gathered to discuss what we know about a fact family. We defined it as a group of math facts or equations created using the same set of numbers. We noticed the relationships between the three numbers involved in the fact family, and how the operations of addition and subtraction are related to ea Written by Shemarlie Gani October 10, 2020October 10, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked

Teaching Ideas Storytellers Two groups of students read interesting fictional stories that included animal characters. We decided to share these stories with the rest of the class. The students had to decide who would be involved and what role they would play. Some decided that they would be part of the props team, helping to Written by Shemarlie Gani September 30, 2020September 30, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked

Teaching Ideas Number Sense We have been developing our Number Sense by solving Mathematical problems. The students were encouraged to use Base 10 Blocks and numbers to show their reasoning/thinking. Oscar used 7 base-ten blocks to create a number. What are some different numbers he may have created? 7 Base 10 Blocks P Written by Shemarlie Gani September 30, 2020September 30, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked

Teaching Ideas Choices We have been sharing stories, discussing scenarios, solving problems at play and reflecting on feelings and emotions, to help us explore ‘how our choices affect our interactions with others’. We have been wondering how ‘our actions’ might make others feel. We assembled to hav Written by Shemarlie Gani September 29, 2020September 29, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked

Teaching Ideas The Card House What did you notice? What do you wonder? Carlotta “I wonder how the cards come out of the bag in triangles.” Dohoon “How many cards did they use? How many are odd numbers? How many shape cards?” Eunseong “How tall is it?” Sam “How many cards? How many Written by Shemarlie Gani September 29, 2020September 29, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked

Teaching Ideas Crafting Powerful Small Moments We are working on crafting powerful small moments. We know that authors tell meaningful stories. We began by reading ‘Owl Moon; by Jane Yolen, a mentor text that focuses on ‘small moments’. Session 1: Generate meaningful ideas for small moment writing. Owl Moon is a story about Hei Written by Shemarlie Gani September 25, 2020September 25, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked

Teaching Ideas Maths Talks – Cards What do you see that you can count? Can you count in different ways? Does the placement of the objects give you ideas? What groups do you notice? What equations could you write to describe how many? First, the students noted down observations and ideas in their Maths Journals. They were encouraged t Written by Shemarlie Gani September 25, 2020September 25, 2020 Saving Bookmark this article Bookmarked