Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Measuring Length

We have started a new unit in Math this week! We started looking at measuring length. We figured out that length means 'how long something is'. Today, we looked at how tall we are by cutting pieces of string to represent our length. Then we took the string and measured its length using a variety of good measuring tools. Before we started measuring, we brainstormed a list of possible tools that would work to measure length. Here are some of our tools that can work well:

- connecting cubes
- square tiles
- paper clips
- makers
- paper
- rulers

Here are some pictures of us measuring the length of our string-height.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Class Goals

Today we started something new! We now have a class goal. Right now we are working on getting to the carpet area quickly and quietly to show Mrs. van Rees that we are ready to learn. If she "catches" us doing this, we get to add a fuzzy to our class goal jar. Once we have filled our jar, we are going to have a celebration!

We brainstormed lots of celebrations we would like to have throughout the year. Such as, a popcorn party, wearing our pj's to school, having extra outside time, playing a game. We are looking forward to our first celebration!

We talked about what being ready to learn looks like and sounds like and practiced it this morning. Mrs. van Rees also took a picture of us doing it and we have that displayed on our easel with our look like/sounds like chart. We can't put it on our blog because it's a picture of us, but it's safe to have in our classroom.

Does your class have a class goal? If so, what is your goal? Maybe one day we can use your goal for our class.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Math Stations

We started Math Stations this past week as we have begun to explore numbers. We are looking at different ways that we can represent numbers and different ways to count. We have been using ten frames and number charts to help organize our counting.

Mrs. van Rees gave us an iPod to start taking pictures of our work. She said that she was SO impressed with how we handled taking pictures of our work. Here are some of the pictures we took.