Mar 6, 2012

Subtraction Officially Begins and Honoring Oreo Cookies

I didn't know if the kids were going to do well with our big formal subtraction unit or if they were going to have some confusion with the concept.  We have talked about subtraction the whole year long.  We have been solving subtraction problems in our monthly math journals and it always appeared that the kids got it.  I was keeping my fingers crossed as we started our big unit today.  We did a small mini unit together to review the concept.  Then I explained a subtraction center that they were going to complete before doing a review center.  The kids did an outstanding job and it was truly amazing how well they were counting the groups, taking away, and then coming up with the difference between the 2 numbers.  Not one child raised their hand for me to help with the concept.  Here are some pictures of our subtraction math centers we did today.

We got to enjoy the illustrators Jeanette and Christopher Canyon today during an assembly.  We have been reading books to the students for about a month.  They were soooooo excited when they got to see them in "real life".  They are from Columbus, Ohio and it was an outstanding performance from them.  If you are looking for some great illustrators, look them up.  WONDERFUL PRESENTATION!!  Sorry about the blurry picture.

After math centers today, we celebrated 100 years of the OREO cookie by each student getting to eat an OREO cookie.  One of the teachers knew it was 100 years old today, so she ran during her planning period to buy OREO's for all classes.  I got a lot of hugs at the end of the day for this special treat!!

That OREO was delicious!!  They were trying to twist my arm for another one!!

This group loved their cookies, too!!  Happy 100th Birthday, OREO COOKIES!!


laughinbrunette (Jennifer) said...

Love those tables! (and oreos!)
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Mrs. Cupcake said...

LOVE oreos! Just ate a couple myself :)
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Valerie said...

I ate oreo cookie cheese cake today and it was YUMMY!! lol

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Stacy Johnson said...

Looks like you all had a fun time! I agree subtraction can be hard for First Graders! Wish I wasn't on a Gluten free diet or I'd have an OREO right now!

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Vickie said...

Makes me feel better about getting to subtraction!!

Heather Perkins said...

Love your blog! Check out my new 2nd grade blog if you get a chance!