As a part of Math, we did some estimating. We had to guess how many jingle bells were in the two jars. We started with the big jar. Once we had estimated and then counted that one, we then guessed the number in the small jar. Once we knew how many bells were in the big jar, we knew that there must be fewer in the second jar because it was smaller. Our guesses are below. The students' initials are beside their guess.
I set out "loose parts" to provoke some learning. The focus was on the Core Competency of Creative Thinking. Loose parts allow for open-ended learning. Because they aren't "glued down" the children can adapt and manipulate the pieces in a variety of ways. Then it's easy for a child to change and re-design their creations, especially as their thinking changes. This time I provided the students with objects to see what would inspire them. Watching and communicating with their peers also allowed for new inspirations and ideas. They were very excited to try many new creations with the same materials.
I'm Mrs. MacDonald. Welcome to a window into our kindergarten classroom. My goal of this blog is to give you an opportunity to see some of the things that we are doing at school. Enjoy!