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Exploring Measurement

I was looking through some of my photos from lessons this past term and realized that I had never shared this little gem. This activity was our introduction to measurement, and it was a fantastic success! I gave each student a standard piece of construction paper. I explained that they could use that piece of […]

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Tenzi – Challenge Edition

I fell upon this post at What Do We Do All Day? sometime last year all about the game Tenzi, and I am SO glad! Tenzi is a brilliantly simple game that was an instant favorite for me, my daughter, and my students. Basically you need twenty dice between two players. It is easier if […]

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Measuring Our Bodies

We are studying measurement this term. My students have loved exploring different types of measurements, include length, mass, volume, and area. We have done lots of exploration with non-standard measurements using objects such as cubes. This week we moved on to using standard measurements. I began this lesson by asking the kids to tell me […]

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Calendar Books

This year I wanted to make our work with the calendar more meaningful. I have to be honest in saying that calendar time was always a bit of a chore for me, and the first thing to get dropped from our day when we got busy. However, the routine of it is important, particularly in helping […]

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Fraction Art

I love integrating arts into other curricular areas. I really believe that using art, music and movement increases student engagement and understanding. So I was excited to incorporate some art into our fractions study. It was really quite simple. I began with some packages of colored papers that had been pre-cut into shapes. You could […]

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Math and Fine Motor with One to One Correspondence

My kids have been struggling this year with counting carefully.  We work on a lot of counting strategies, such as sliding objects to the side when they count, to help them with accuracy.  However, as I was working on my end of year assessments, I noticed that a lot of them are still miss counting […]

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3D Objects and Drawing

One of our current math objectives is for kids to be able to recognize and name common 3D objects, and for them to be able to relate them to everyday objects.  My kids are getting pretty good at this after a variety of activities.  I want to share about what we did today. About once […]

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Mancala and More Math Mania!

I played one of my favorite games with my kindergartners today – mancala!  This is a classic game that is played around the world.  It is an example of a game that is fun, requires strategic thinking, and teaches and reinforces so much curriculum! In February and March we do a lot of work with […]

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