Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fall Fun

With fall in the air, we practiced ordering numbers 0 to 5 with fall leaves.  This helped to solidify the visual representations of each number in increasing order.

 This pumpkin center was a real hit. The kids enjoyed this twist on "decorating" pumpkins. After playing the game, they drew the pumpkin they created and described it in a sentence. This center was a favorite!

Scarecrow friends

A few weeks ago we built class scarecrows. We had a great time stuffing the parts with straw and putting our straw stuffed friends together. It gave us the opportunity to discuss and retell the order of steps taken to construct him. It allowed us to use the ordinal numbers in a real and relevant way.  As we were taking pictures of each child with our new friends, the wind turned crazy and threatened to blow our scarecrows off their perches.  We had just completed a week of learning about and discussing scarecrows.

It only cost four dollars to purchase the whole outfit for each scarecrow from Ohio Thrift. Not bad!!