Students dived right into our Math tools. The exploration days are some of my favorites. I get to observe what students already know and what they discover during this time. Many of you saw the photos at Parent Info Night. Students were exploring symmetry. They discovered that you can put certain shapes together to create a new shape, and had much fun with patterns.
We have now moved onto number sense. We learned Collect 20 and then focused on counting and ordering quantities.
As we began Collect 20, I did not tell students how to organize their counters. This student chose to do rows of 5. I challenged him to figure out how many rows of 5 make 20. He was so excited to share what he learned with his classmates!
These students chose to make a pattern while playing Collect 20!
These girls are working together to create staircases.
So proud of his finished product!!
This week we will continue to work on ordering numbers, but also comparing numbers.