Friday, January 17, 2014

Towering Math

We started off the day working with 1-inch wooden cubes at the tables. Today the class was interested in seeing how high they could stack them. It takes careful placement of the blocks one on top of the other and a steady hand to add blocks on top once your stack reaches 18 inches high.

Ava was among the most skillful block builders.

I made my way among the tables holding a yardstick next to the towers to see how high they got.
This tower reached 21 inches into the sky. It wasn't the highest of the morning, but it was close.

There are many other ways to use these blocks. Today's work is a good way to introduce how to measure lengths with a ruler or yardstick.

We had fun singing our "T-E-N" song today. We substituted other letters for the "T" in the song coming up with "D-E-N" "M-E-N" and the like.

Ella brought in delicious snack with cheeses, crackers, and veggies & dip.

She shared a book called "Doggy" about a girl named Lily who found a big furry animal in her backyard. Ask your child to tell you about the story and its surprise ending.

Martin brought in cupcakes to help us celebrate his sixth birthday which falls tomorrow. We sang Happy Birthday to him and also to Mrs. Zell's daughter, Monique, whose birthday is today.

Have a good weekend everyone.

Be well.

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