It’s my second last day of Spring Break! :(
I have been relaxing to the max this week, and did a whole lot of nothing! A couple weeks ago, I was in Palm Springs with some fellow colleagues for the annual CUE Conference.
We had such a great time and I came back with a few more ideas to use with my kids. I will be sharing more about those as I use them in my class. (green screens, AR (augmented reality) etc)
Last week, our whole school worked on an art project for the rights of a child. Our whole school division is taking part in a art piece about Human Rights and the rights of a child. Each child got a 8x11 board to creatively show 1 of the rights of the child.
Our class had Article 27:
You have the right to food, clothing, a safe place to live and to have your basic needs met.
We displayed this right by using simple symbols to show food, clothing and shelter. We used a printmaking technique to stamp our symbols on our boards.
Step 1: Paint a piece of foam with tempera paint. (thin, no blobs)
Step 2: Draw your picture into the paint, using a q-tip.
Step 3: Press your paper down on top of the foam and press down!
Step 4: Peel off the paper to see your print!
During Morning Meeting, we have been working on a variety of activities to help us learn our Make 10 facts.
One of the activities we did last week is called “Bears in a Cave.”
There are 10 bears (counters, chips, etc) and a cave (bowl or cup).
1 student hides some of the bears in the cave while the other student closes their eyes. After they are done, they tell a story to the other student.
“There are 10 bears in total. 5 bears are outside the cave. How many are hiding in the cave?”
The other student needs to use their friends of ten knowledge to figure out the partner number of 5 that makes 10.
“There are 5 bears in the cave because 5 + 5 = 10.
This is a great activity to help students find the missing part in a number sentence! Easy to make and play and can be used for any number!
Happy Easter Sunday!