We are celebrating St Patrick's day this week in my room. We started talking about leprechauns this morning...it's always funny to me to hear them recount the havoc that leprechauns caused in their VPK rooms the year before. We read Jack and the Leprechaun and then talked about what kind of treasure we would want a pot filled with other than gold. Then we did this super cute crafitvity (thank you Pinterest) from Peace, Love & Learning. I forgot to snap pics of their writing but some of my favorites were "spiderman toys" "monster trucks" and "donuts".
We also did a directed drawing activity for a leprechaun. They turned out hilarious. You can download the instructions here.
We have been working a LOT with hammering in the base ten concept with teen numbers. It seems like they get comfortable with it but it doesn't always stick. Today we built the numbers together using some base ten blocks and then I set them loose with their own set to build and record the numbers. It was great to see the ones that couldn't be bothered with the blocks because they could decompose the numbers fluently, but the others really benefited from using the manipulatives. Hello differentiation :)
You can grab a copy of the activity from google docs by clicking on the picture below.
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