We’ve been busy! Here’s a little of what’s been going on in KA!
We’ve been working quite a bit on Standard K.OA.3, (decomposing numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way by using objects or drawings, and recording each decomposition by drawing or equation). Here was a digital whiteboard activity that we did one morning to help us think of ways to make 3 and 5. The children had to drag the flags at the bottom into the boxes to find ways to make 5, and then again for 3. The kiddos love activities like this…especially if everyone gets a turn. :) They had a matching worksheet to do on their own.
And here is the worksheet!
We had more practice with this standard when the children made turkeys. On this day, our number of the day was 6.
Children made their turkey bodies, then added 6 feathers. Some had to be red, some yellow.
Here are all of the turkeys in the hall… Love it when I can incorporate a holiday craft with a math standard! (On a side note, when I saved this turkey activity on the computer, I named the file “decomposing turkeys”. I am sure that I thought it was way more funny than it actually is.)
Today, we made our Native American Indian headbands for our big Thanksgiving Feast tomorrow. KA will be the Indians, KB will come dressed as Pilgrims.
The children started off making the bands with a pattern of their choosing. Then we added feathers, with today’s number being 5. The directions were the same as for the turkey…pick some yellow and some red feathers. Here are some of our finished headbands, complete with number sentences.
Before I go, I just wanted to share some of the beautiful drawings of some of my kindergarten friends. We’ve been having a few heart to hearts (and a few incentives!) lately about doing our kindergarten best, and it’s paying off. Just look at this work in our journals from bear week!
And speaking of artists….I always think it’s fun to get a glimpse into how my students see me. Here are two pictures of “me” that I was given today by two different little ones! I can’t decide if I have puffy sleeves in the first picture, or something else…. And in the second, the illustrator made sure to tell me that she was the princess, so that made me the Queen. Love it!
Have a blessed week!