Math & M&M’s?

One student recently bought a box of individual packets of  M&M’s to school to share for Valentines Day….a perfect opportunity to practise two of our current math units:

– sorting

– graphing data

We had to decide how to sort the M&M’s = by color

We sorted onto our coloured sorting sheet

We then counted each group and colored the graph squares to show the amount

Lastly we discussed which colour had the most and which colour had the least M&M’s

Of course….we got to eat some as well!!

A fun, math lesson!

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What is your favorite…?

Today, during math, we learned about graphs and how to collect data for a graph. We will make our own graph based on ‘favourites’ but first we needed to collect the data.

We created a question and 3 categories to choose from.  We then interviewed each person in the class our question, using a checklist to collect our data.

Next step, total the results and create our graph!

See the short clip of our excellent data collecting!

We practised many ESLR’s:

* being a communicator (speaking clearly, listening to answers given)

* being an independent learner and complex thinker (listening to how to collect data and then making the connection in creating our own question and categories)


It started with a tweet…!

Another example of how twitter can lead learning in our class…

We received a tweet from @MrsZFabFirsties 

We then “wondered” and predicted what the story might be about.  We didn’t know if our library even had the book to check our predictions so we decided to tweet our library…

We decided we really wanted to find out what this book was about so we searched on Youtube to see if there was an electronic copy…there was!

THEN…the librarian was so kind and hand delivered the book to us!!

We then read the book and made some comparisons to see if the book on Youtube and the book in our hand was the same or different

Afterwards during math time we practised making ‘double’ of everything, learning exactly what ‘double’ means.

So what did we learn from this ONE initial tweet…

– Math – double, counting, half, creating number stories

– Literacy – making predictions, making comparisons, communicating our ideas, difference between fiction and non-fiction, writing reply tweets

– Social studies – differences between then and now, communities and how they change

– ESLR’s –

* global citizen (making connection with those around me & the world)

* independent learner (picking up the book and re-reading it)

* communication (sharing our ideas, likes, dislikes, requests to others)

* digital citizenship (deciding to follow various people on twitter, trusting their tweets, replying using twitter etiquette)

The great thing about twitter is that this sparked an interest in the children’s learning and from there….we were able to learn so much – they led their own learning!

Here is the link to the story on Youtube

We Can Eat Our Patterns!

We explored patterns some more today…this time with shape cookies!

Of course we then had to eat our pattern!

Pumpkin Science

Friday 1st November saw KC children participating in a rotation of 4 KG classes, each with a different focus on a science / math activity based on pumpkins.

Designing, Creating…with Shapes!

We recently explored shapes in and around our class as well has spent time creating various designs, pictures and patterns using shapes.  Here are some examples of what we did.