We spent time learning about and creating a variety of patterns. Students learned about repeating patterns and growing patterns. They also learned how patterns can be labeled using letters.
We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. After reading, students were asked to figure out how many pieces of fruit the caterpillar ate before turning into a butterfly. The children recorded their thinking in their math journals, and came to the conclusion that the caterpillar at 16 pieces of fruit!
KG students observed their Honey Pot Hill pumpkins using their five senses. They each created detailed drawings of their pumpkin in their science notebook. We worked on labeling our pictures and writing details that were observed. Students also measured the height and width of their pumpkin, using both standard and non-standard measurement.
We have finished learning how to write numbers 0-10. We will continue to practice our number writing all year long! It is very normal for five and six year olds to reverse numbers, or to struggle with the proper formations, so please do not worry if you observe your child doing this! Today, we introduced math centers. We will be focusing on counting accurately, identifying numbers and quantities, and recording our thinking and work.
Students have been explicitly taught how to write numbers 0-10. Today, they engaged in four different math centers, all of which require students to practice their counting skills, number identification, and quantity recognition. We will continue to add new centers, all of which will focus on these important counting skills.