A successful math program will have an emphasis on number sense at its core. This month we are exploring 5-ness. Here is a review of some of our work this week.
We used many engaging texts that focus on number sense and groups of 5 during our math meetings this week. These books are now a part of our math centre so that students can review them and play with manipulatives to further enhance their understanding of the numbers 1 through 5.
During centre explorations children had the opportunity to count the items (to 5) in the jars. Many students also sorted and patterned the manipulatives.
Students enjoyed playing Race to 100 this week. Race to 100 teaches students how to read a die and has them practice one-to-one correspondence as they fill in their game sheet boxes to match the number they rolled. (Last week we played a partner game called Finger Flashes, ask your child to teach it to you!)
Over the past two weeks students have learned about the meaning of peace and what peace looks like in the classroom and on the playground. Students learned that green behaviour or bucket-filling behaviour is being a PEACEMAKER; and that red behaviour or bucket-dipping behaviour is being a PEACE-BREAKER. Students also learned about symbols of peace including the poppy and the dove. In art students decorated a large poppy collaboratively and also engaged in two individual poppy art projects.