We've been working on our class number book and most of the children were keen to contribute to the book. The children drew bats, a car with cracks, fish, Katy Perry etc. We've also been playing the Find the Number game and this game helps practice the children's counting skills and match the number of items to the right number displayed on the board.
The children have been working on their counting skills by playing the Hi-ho Cherry O game. They loved picking the cherries, apples, oranges and blueberries off the trees to put in their baskets and didn't mind if they had to put them back on the trees again, when the spinner lands on the dog, bird or basket.
The children have been working on their counting skills by counting pigs The cards with red dots help the children count using one to one correspondence and later on, they could count the pigs on their own and put them in the right number cups.
We've started introducing number stories by singing songs. The children loved being sausages, chocolate buns and customers buying the chocolate buns. This is a fun way for the children to learn adding and taking away and develop their number sense.
The children started the week by making a patterns with their G2 buddies. They used the pegboards, unifix cubes, teddy bear counters and even made bracelets!
Happy New Year! It's wonderful to be back after the winter break. Everyone seems refreshed and happy to see their friends again. This week, we continued our work on patterns. The children made their own repeating patterns using the unifix cubes and pegboards. Furthermore, they all brought something with a pattern from home for show and tell.
This week, we played Number Bingo! The children matched the number called out to the ones on their playing card.
We started working on creating repeating patterns using unifix blocks and chain links. The children started with making patterns using two alternating colors and others came up with their own patterns as well. We will continue our work on patterns in the coming weeks.
This week, we started playing a collaborative counting game called "Count the Chickens." The baby chicks have flown the coop and are somewhere around the farm and the object of the game is to help the the mother hen collect all her baby chicks and put them back in the coop. The children get to take turns spinning the spinner, counting the spaces on the board and counting the baby chicks to put back in the coop.
The children continued to make their own Matman and practice drawing people figures. They are definitely becoming more confident about using shapes to draw people figures. We heard a few of our students saying, "I can draw Matman," when just a few weeks ago, they would say that they couldn't draw a person.