Here is more practice with consonant blends and digraphs.

## Sunday, January 24, 2010

### Blending -- Consonant Blends and Digraphs/Part I

Consonant blends are when we blend the sounds of two or more consonants together. A digraph is two or more letters together that make only one sound.

### Decodable - "Waldo's Amazing Show"

The focus of this decodable is prefixes and suffixes. Remember, prefixes are word parts, or syllables, at the beginning of words. Suffixes are word parts, or syllables, at the end of words. Each prefix and suffix has its own meaning, which changes the meaning of the base word. How many prefixes and suffixes can you find?

### Subtraction: Renaming a Hundred as 9 Tens and 10 Ones

Here's another way to make a hundred. This method is helpful for solving certain subtraction problems.

### Subtraction: Opening Up, or Renaming, Hundreds and Tens

Keep following the same steps to subtract, and always check your work by adding the parts to see if they equal the whole.

### Subtraction: Opening Up, or Renaming, Hundreds

Renaming is fun and easy. Use a place value chart and number discs until you feel really comfortable with the steps.

### Subtraction: Opening Up, or Renaming, Tens

Remember our song: When you need some ones, open up a ten!

## Saturday, January 23, 2010

### Subtraction without Renaming

If you can solve the problems in this lesson mentally, terrific!! But if you're even just the tiniest bit unsure, use a place value chart and number discs!

## Tuesday, January 19, 2010

### Decodable - "The Bread Shop"

The focus of this decodable is consonant blends, (like fr, br, st, and fl) and digraphs (such as sh, ch, and tch). How many blends and digraphs can you find?

## Monday, January 11, 2010

### Addition with Bundling, or Renaming, Ones and Tens

Let partners to ten help you know when to rename.

### Addition with Bundling, or Renaming, Tens

Use a place value chart and number discs to show your work. Once you have a strong understanding of renaming, you won't need those tools anymore.

### Addition with Bundling, or Renaming, Ones

Use a place value chart and number discs to show your work until you really understand bundling, also called renaming.

### Addition without Bundling, or Renaming

Once you have a strong understanding of place value, you won't need to draw the place value chart and the number discs. Until then, please use these tools to help reinforce your understanding.

### Blending -- Long OO/part 1

Here are the blending lines for the Long OO sound, spelled u, _ue, u_e, _ew, and oo.

### Decodable - "Mom's Strange Speaking"

Look for all the sets of quotation marks in this story. Remember, quotation marks tell us that someone in the story is speaking. Do you remember what we call that? That's right - dialogue. Pay attention to where the quotation marks are placed, and look at all the different speaker tags, which tell us how the character spoke.

## Sunday, January 10, 2010

### Word Problems -- Part 2

Here is more practice with the steps to follow to solve word problems. (While you're watching this video, see if you can spot the mistake I made while doing the first story problem. I forgot to check off the sentence after I drew and labeled the information about how many cupcakes the teacher ate. Oops!)

### Word Problems -- Part 1

Solving word problems is fun. It's kind of like solving a riddle. But you must be careful to follow the steps to solve the problem correctly.

## Saturday, January 9, 2010

### Subtraction, or Finding the Difference

Draw pictures or use household objects to find the difference between sets of numbers.

### Fact Families and the Inverse Relationship

Use household objects to show fact families, then write the number sentences, or equations, that go with them.

### Part - Whole Thinking

Use household objects (that means things you have at home) to show the part - whole relationship.

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