Monday, October 27, 2008

We Make Patterns...

We are using our Tub Time to work on "Patterns". We use all the materials. We make patterns with tiles, unifix-cubes, blocks, stamps, and other things too. Patterns help us understand how numbers work and help prepare us for more complex math ideas and concepts. Check out the NCTM's page on Patterns (Algebra). We are really enjoying working with patterns. Take a look at just a few of the interesting patterns we have made:

Friday, October 24, 2008

Kindergarten Rock Climbers...

In gym class Ms. Forsberg showed us how to do rock climbing. Because we are new at this, we stay on the green pieces on the wall. We need to keep our bellys away from the wall or we might get hurt. We have to be careful. We have mats on the floor in case we fall. It's a lot of fun! We're lucky to have our own wall at school.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

More Numeral Writing...

Ready to learn along with us as we work on improving our numeral writing skills? This time we're working on the numerals 6, 7, 8, and 9. Grab a pencil or marker and paper and try it along with our video:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Numeral Dice Toss Game...

Our friends at Manaia Kindergarten wanted to know how we play "Numeral Dice Toss". It's a fun game from the folks at The Center for Innovation in Education...famous for Math Their Way. We played while Mrs. Blakely took pictures.
Shannon explained the game this way:
  • Get a dice with a zero
  • Get a paper with 0,1,2,3,4 & 5
  • Get a pencil and a partner
  • You roll the die and whatever number you get, you write it on your paper in the box
  • Then it's your partner's turn; he or she gets the die and does the same thing (roll the die and write the number)
  • Then he or she gives it back to his or her partner
  • Keep going until a person gets a row with numbers up to the top
  • Then they win!
Watch our video to see how we play.

Thanks Shannon for the GREAT description!