Monday 19th July – Maths

Addition Using Counting On

I am learning to use the counting on strategy to solve addition problems.

I know I can do it when I am counting on from the biggest number.

This week we are looking at solving addition sums, focusing on counting on from the largest number. This strategy allows us to count a collection of objects much quicker.

Watch the video below to learn more about counting on. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

To complete today’s task, you will need some playing cards or two dice. If you don’t have any, follow this link for some online dice.

Using cards:

  • Remove all of the picture cards and the 10s from your deck so that you only have Aces through to 9s.
  • Choose two cards from your deck (eg. 3, 4).
  • starting from the biggest number, use the counting on strategy to work out the total of the two cards added together (4+3=7).
  • In your maths book, write down the addition problem that you have solved.

Using dice:

  • Roll two dice (10 sided if you have them)
  • starting from the biggest number, use the counting on strategy to work out the total of the two dice added together (4+3=7).
  • In your maths book, write down the addition problem that you have solved.

Repeat this process at least 5 times.

Extension

If you wish to challenge yourself, you could try to use mental strategies to add 2-digit numbers.

Monday 19th July – Literacy

Using Adjectives

I am learning to use adjectives to describe nouns.

I know I can do it when I can choose interesting adjectives to describe nouns.

Watch the video below to remind yourself all about adjectives. ↓↓↓

Independent Task

I can use adjectives!

What are adjectives?

Adjectives are words that we use to describe nouns. Some examples include: sweet, soft, scruffy, tiny and huge.

Choose a loved object from your bedroom. In your Journal, draw the object using as much detail as you can. Come up with 6-8 adjectives that describe the object you have chosen. Choose your words carefully.

Welcome Back to the Grade One Blog!

Today there are some activities for you to have a go at that have been posted on Compass. Our blog will begin again on Monday 19th July.

You will be able to see each day’s work at 3:30pm the day before. This gives you time to source any materials that you may need for each task.

Make sure to log in to your class Webex sessions each morning at 9:30am to check in with your teachers and classmates and share all of your hard work!