Hi! I'm Mrs. Thomson and this is my classroom blog. I have been a first grade teacher my entire teaching career because first grade is the best grade!
I'm a wife, a mommy, and a teacher. I love my job because I love my kids. I cannot wait to go on this adventure with you and your child!
It has been wonderful meeting with each of you to discuss your child this week. I have had a few of you ask about solving word problems with your children. This is a struggle for MANY students. I have attached a video which might help you understand how I am teaching this strategy in my classroom. You can try this at home too!
As a school, we always do our best to represent all of the families and celebrations in our community. One of the next celebrations we will have is Diwali! Check out the attached flyer for more information about the celebration we are having at Teasley 🙂
Extra! Extra! Read all about it! We are over halfway through with quarter 1, can you believe it?! The Teasley Attendance Team wants to reward those students who come to school on time every day. Students who have perfect attendance at the end of the first 9 weeks, ending on Friday, October 11th, will receive a free dress down day on October 17th, a surprise treat, and 1 entry into the end of the year drawing for a BRAND NEW BIKE! Thank you so much for your support with getting your students to school on time every day!
We have been working so hard on adding numbers up to 10. Your children have started to become experts in composing and decomposing numbers to 10. What does this mean? EASY! Your children have learned how to visualize numbers- this can mean in a tens frame, in a picture, in a number sentence, or being able to rearrange the numbers. An example of this is the number sentence we practiced yesterday-
We came up with SO many strategies to solve this! We used a tens frame, drew pictures to represent, and decomposed. We decomposed the 2 into 1 and 1. We combined the 1 with the 7 to make 8. From there, we were able to count on to make 9.
The brain is a cool thing!
For those wanting some more practice at home, check out this website: