What a fun day doing Valentine activities and playing with our fifth grade buddies! We also had a Valentine’s Flower Shop in our Housekeeping Center this week, so we got to practice buying and selling flowers!
We enjoyed working with the number 100 in many ways on the 100th day of school! We did 100 board puzzles. We counted by 10s to 100 using fruit pouch tops. We painted 100 gumballs. We put 100 dinosaurs and unicorns on a 100 board. We worked together to write 100 words. We brought in collections of 100 things!
We have been working on showing numbers in different ways. We used mini erasers to make different combinations of the same number. This is an important skill that gets us ready for addition!
We used ten beads on a bracelet to show ways to make ten. We are working on remembering that the plus sign means to add. Students slid some of the ten beads to one side of the bracelet, leaving the rest on the other side. Then they counted how many were on each side and wrote a number sentence. How many ways can you think of to make ten?
We have been exploring weather in our Housekeeping Center. Last week, we used weather puppets. This week, we used a pretend camera and microphone to do our own weather report. At the Math Center, we tried leveling the pan balance using Play-Doh and classroom objects. Students worked together to put small amounts of Play-Doh in one side to equal the weight of the object on the other side of the pan balance. At the Building Center, some students had the idea to draw a plan before building a marble run structure. We are always thinking of new ways to explore
We taped the numbers 0 – 20 in the hallway to make a walk-on number line! We used two dice to play a game: One die had plus and minus symbols, the other had the numbers 1, 2, and 3. Students took turns rolling the dice to make a classmate move up and down the number line. Maddie got a +2 so she moved up the line. Some people even had so many minus symbols rolled that they went off the number line! Liam was on the 2 but a -3 was rolled! We had fun learning that plus moves