Monthly Archives: November 2014

Friday Fun in Math Centers!

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Tell your partner a story problem and have him or her answer it.

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Patterning, adding on, and adding doubles with linking cubes.

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Weighing with pennies and recording the answers.

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Sorting beads

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Hammering nails was so popular last week, we slid it into a center this week! Hammering is great for hand-eye coordination, small motor, and large motor!

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Looks like a little sorting is happening here too!

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Time to double check that pattern boys! 🙂

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I wonder how many pennies equal that Barrel of Monkeys?

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Strong girls!

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Teamwork!

Happenings in K/1

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During math centers we dropped puffballs into egg cartons and made up math problems.

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I got out the chalk this week and the chalkboards have been a big highlight! The kids have been drawing pictures…some of the favorites have been Olaf, MSU patterns, U of M patterns, crosses, Jesus, and thunder clouds with lightning. We also practiced spelling words on the chalkboards.

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Practicing adding and subtracting with the dinosaur game.

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I reinforced patterning by having them lace beads onto a string. This also helps strengthen small motor skills.

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The “new” farm animal game reinforced categorization as well as adding on 1! Both skills we have been working on!

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These guys wanted to see how many people they could get on the steps…I think 4 is enough! Silly kids!

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“Take a picture of my lightning!”

What a Fun Week!

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Our school had a special visitor this week!

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He let us try on his gear.

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It was very heavy!

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Checking out the helmet!

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Checking for kids

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Thank you for the presentation Fireman Wade!

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“What number do you call for emergencies?”

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The whole school participated in the presentation.

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The kindergarten completed the rhyming puzzle.

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These guys worked together to put together the safari puzzle.

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