Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sunshine and shadows

It has been so nice to have some sunshine and to be able to get out and play with shadows. On Wednesday Mrs Graham had to stand really still as the children drew around her shadow.  We looked at how her shadow changed at different times of the day. In the morning it was long and stretched out towards the classroom. Later in the day her shadow was shorter, and stretched in a different direction. When we looked in the sky it appeared as if the sun had moved. Could this be is what made the shadow change place? We need to do some more investigation. Let's hope we have lots more sunny days!

Saturday, August 19, 2017

We have been having lots of fun exploring the new maths boxes Mrs graham made up. These boxes have activities that let us explore number sense in different ways. We are leaning to count in different ways, to make groups and to know patterns in numbers. 

DAB our germs away

With so many people sick last week we decided it was a good time to talk about ways to stop germs from spreading. We 'sneeze in our sleeve', or DAB to keep our germs away from others.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Counting fun

We are learning to count in many different ways. This week we have been skip counting in twos, fives and tens. We even try to skip count backwards. Some of us are working on numbers up to 20, and others can skip count all the way to 100! Today our Room 7 buddies came to help us with our counting. We found lots of fun ways to count.

Hiding the odd numbers to count in twos.

Counting in twos, fives, or tens with each catch.

Bounce pass counting

Counting forward in twos
Counting back in twos

Skip Jump counting

Writing numbers...

... and then circling the even numbers.

Using skip counting to work out how many blocks are in a cube.

Animal cards (twos, five, tens) on 100s boards.

Harcourt Park

Wow!What a wonderful day we had at Harcourt Park. Thank you to all the parents that came along to help us out. We really enjoyed the pool....