The end of the school year is such a busy time. We get to celebrate all of our wins and accomplishments from the year. So much growth has taken place since your students' first day in your classroom. Everyone's hard work and dedication have paid off. A great way to see and measure all of that growth is through a review. I love to do this in a fun, exciting way. Today, I'm going to share my First Grade Fiesta End of the Year Review with you!

## End of the Year Review

A good review will cover all.the.things from the entire year. That can sound like such a daunting task.  We want to make sure our students have mastered and retained the skills that we've taught. Then, we will be able to rest easy knowing that we are sending them on to the next grade level fully prepared for what is to come.

But starting your end of the year review with an intentional plan can help take the enormity of this process.  That's why I created the First Grade Fiesta.  An end of the year math review that covers every math standard in a strategic and intentional way.

When reviewing first grade math, it's important to hit all math standards and skills. This includes:

• Operations and Algebraic Thinking
• Number and Operations in Base Ten
• Measurement and Data
• Geometry Strands
Let's break each strand down a little bit further to be sure we have a full understanding of each topic.

## Operations and Algebraic Thinking

Algebraic thinking includes many topics, like making generalizations, recognizing and forming patterns, studying relationships, and analyzing how they change.

It's an important part of the math process that helps students with the all important problem-solving skills.

To get my students thinking algebraically, I cover four main ideas throughout the year:
By fitting these things into my daily math class, I can be sure the standard gets covered appropriately.

## Number and Operations in Base Ten

It's important to remember that students must understand the importance of ten before they can move on to other math skills and concepts in the year. One of the most foundational concepts in math is 'ten.' In our base-ten number system, it is imperative that students understand this. Without this understanding, we are just moving them through mental gaps and holes in their learning. So, our end-of-the-year review is an essential step to make sure students have grasped this concept.

To review base ten we do lots of practice with:
• Comparing Numbers
• Adding 10's
• Adding 10's and 1's
• Making Teen numbers

## Measurement and Data

Next up on our end-of-the-year review list is measurement and data. This is an important math strand that has so many connections to everyday life.

Teaching non-standard measurements to first graders can seem like a daunting task. It's not something that they usually get excited about right off the bat. However, they need to develop an understanding and become very comfortable with measurement so that they can eventually apply these skills to more complex analyses.

We will review things like:
• Measuring Objects
• Telling and Writing Time
• Representing and Interpreting Data

Vocabulary review and lots of hands-on practice is the perfect strategy to review this math standard.

## Geometry Strands

The first grade Common Core Math Standard I.G.1 calls for students to distinguish between defining attributes (such as closed and three-sided triangles) versus non-defining attributes like color, orientation, and overall size. Standard I.G.2 calls for students to compose two-dimensional shapes or three-dimensional shapes to create a composite shape and compose new shapes from the composite shape.

I like to review these concepts the same way that I taught them.
• Define Attributes
• Distinguish Shapes
• Compose Shapes

## First Grade Fiesta

Reviewing math skills doesn't have to be boring. In fact, I like to make it one big celebration of all the learning that has happened.  Thus the name, First Grade Fiesta!  After all, who doesn't love a good reason for a party!  As we begin this review, and throughout the time we use it, I focus on reminding my students of their successes.  We talk about how they didn't know this information at the beginning of the year.  We really make it a reason to celebrate all things math!

This fun, first grade math review is perfect for covering all of these skills and more. Your students will be truly engaged in all of the different activities as they review what they've learned all year.

Are you a 2nd grade teacher?  This is a great resource for kicking off your school year.  You can quickly and easily see where your students are starting the year by reviewing first grade standards.

The First Grade End of the Year Math Review Bundle covers all of the standards above. Each topic includes a colorful anchor chart poster which is perfect for a quick class review, guided practice or as a reference sheet. The math assessments include pages for independent practice, small group work, or centers.

As a teacher, I love this because it makes it so easy to see where students have mastered concepts and who might need some additional work.

The bundle includes:
• 200 pages of first grade math review activities
• 4 complete sets of math review products
• Printable format
• Digital format

It is all prepped and ready to go, so all you have to do is focus on the review fiesta! Grab it now to start your end-of-the-year review fiesta! Party hats, mariachi music and margaritas are not included.  ðŸ˜‰

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