In kindergarten and first grade we play, explore, and create across the curriculum. Children participate in activities to help them grow and develop academically, socially, and emotionally.
Students were given only a stack of cups and some paper, with the direction to figure out a way to stack the cups as high as possibly without them tipping and falling. Ideas on how to do so were plentiful! Some students borrowed and adapted other's ideas. This demonstrated problem solving and team work equals success!
Spring is in the air (and imbedded in our read alouds and activities this month)!
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Teamwork was in full swing in math today! Students used manipulatives, along with work mats, to compose single and double digit numbers. Great work all around!
After exploring our base-10 system, mathematicians took on the engineering challenge of building Dr. Seuss' "rink-rinker fink, from his story Oh, the Thinks You Can Think.
Does it get any better in kindergarten and first grade than Girl Scout cookies and toy vehicles? Those have been the topics driving our writing over the last week. We talked about what it means to be a "judge" and to make decisions. Students picked their favorite of each (cookie and vehicle), then explained why. Below are the pictures of students drawing detailed pictures of their favorite vehicle.
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