Dimon, Year One
Adkins – Austin Sargent
Learning Objective/Exit Outcomes:
- Students will be able to solve addition and subtraction problems using numbers under 10.
- Students will know the difference between product and part.
- Students will be able to fill in missing numbers in addition and subtraction problems.
- Students will practice being a good audience member during game.
MGSE1.OA.5 Relate counting to addition and subtraction (e.g., by counting on 2 to add 2).
ELAGSE2L1: Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
TA1.RE.1 Engage actively and appropriately as an audience member.
- Participate as audience.
Math & Theatre
Open classroom space
Today Mrs. Goudie’s class had a sub, so the PAIR Specialist did all of the facilitation.
The PAIR Specialist introduced Cat-Ball by asking students to name “Animals in a Zoo” and “Places to Eat”, encouraging students to think quickly and throw the ball back respectfully. Students were arranged in rows, so the PAIR specialist walked around to make sure each child got a turn. After each turn, students would toss the ball back to the PAIR Specialist and sit back in their chairs.
PAIR Specialist reminded the class about the difference between common and proper nouns. PAIR Specialist split the class in half and assigned one category to each half. PAIR Specialist played one round with each, then switched content for each group.
Then we focused on plural words. PAIR specialist would say a plural word out loud and students would pass the ball one at a time and say the next letter to spell the word out loud. PAIR Specialist would alternate between words that end in -s and -es. The Ball would snake around the room so each student could have a turn.
The space of the classroom limited the effectiveness of this activity. Students who weren’t having their “turn” would lose interest very easily. If we were to do this activity again, I would look for a space that students could all sit down together.