Check out this set of math strategies to build background together. Students come into school with all sorts of varying levels of knowledge on subject matter. By building background together you all start off from the same point which allows for more student participation, more understanding and less fuss. For any language learners in your class this set will help them with their their listening and speaking and English Language Development skills.
This set includes a fun game beginning- games help students apply their skills with a low affective filter -no pressure!!! When kids feels safe producing language they will make gains quicker and apply their skills in their daily practices.
Labeling, labeling, labeling- add labels and sketches to anchor charts, math pages, digital or in person. This helps students connect to the terms- back those labels and pictures up with real world items, concepts and movie clips. Build that background together and students will have more confidence, more language to apply, high ability to participate alongside their peers.
Check out this 1st-grade math background builder here.