We are reviewing our doubles facts. Our game for tomorrow is "Flip and Double" and it involves Smarties!! How fun is that? For directions, game board and recording sheet, click on the image below.
A few days ago my kids brainstormed all the sea animal names they could think of. I typed them up on cards for them and today they used them to sort and classify.
I put a little twist on it (for me :) The main set (which the kids coloured earlier) was placed in the pocket chart at the front of the room (see below). Each table group then received an identical (non-coloured) set of words. One group went to the front of the room and sorted the words while the other kids did the same at their tables.
I walked around and tried to guess their rules (there were some pretty funny ones. We had to have a discussion about the difference between facts and opinions -- ha ha).
When the group up front was finished sorting, the whole class tried to guess their sorting rule.
Then we switched so that every group had a turn up front.
The kids really enjoyed this and I have to say, they were quite creative. One of their sorting rules was "face / no face". Gotta love it!
If you'd like a copy of the words we used click on the image below:
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One thing I haven't done much of this year is cook. We've decorated a few cupcakes, but that's about it. So before the year is over we're going to make Octopops!
All you do is pour fruit juice or punch into a small cup. Have the kids arrange 8 gummy worms around the rim and then pour in the juice so the worms are half submerged. Add a popsicle stick and freeze. After the cup is peeled away and the pop is flipped over, you have this very cool octopus.
And lastly, I just finished a blog design for Deb at Fabulously First. Be sure to have a look (she has a GREAT blog!) especially if you're thinking you'd like a new look for the summer!
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