I have been teaching 1st grade for 12 years. I. Love. It. Teaching and learning are two passions that I have. What a better way to learn from others than from blogging! There is no better feeling than knowing I have inspired a child.
Recently, we've been learning about number comparisons. To practice this skill in a more exciting way, I gave my students Expo markers, a tissue, and two pretzel sticks. I dictated two numbers for them to write on their desks (our desks erase Expo). They then arranged their pretzel sticks to show a correct number comparison. It was a quick way for me to see who was understanding the concept and who was not. At the end of our practicing, I gave them each more pretzels to eat. Food makes anything fun, right? Also...head over to First Grade Fun to see some great comparison printables and a game that Janae made!