In math, we are working on addition using manipulatives (two-color counters, drawings, ten-frames, and connecting blocks). We use visuals most of the first half of the year because math is so abstract. (If you use the online math textbook, you will find all the manipulatives under the manipulative menu and the ten frames under the background menu.) Even though it is not required for testing at the beginning of the year, the earlier you start practicing math facts under ten with your first grader, the easier it will be for them when we stop using manipulatives later in the year.
All the students returned their first reading log with more than enough minutes for the week! This is the most successful first week of reading log I've had as a teacher, so wonderful job!