Math Problem Solving: Exploring Capacity
Kids have a lot of misconceptions about capacity, and they can really only be cleared up through hands-on exploration. Sadly, I don't think they get opportunities for this like we did when we were kids. Instead of playing in a sand box or with cups and bowls in the bathtub, kids are playing with iPads and Wii's. And so many districts (mine included) are taking away sand and water tables from kindergarten, in favor of more "rigor." Because of this, kids are not building the schema necessary…
Remarkable Preschool Math Center Ideas - How Wee Learn
I know from my Facebook question a few weeks ago that many (many!) of you are preschool and Kindergarten teachers. While I am loving being home with my own little ones right now, I still get the itch to be in the classroom. To plan centers, and add neat things to encourage little ones to...Read More »
We recently started a study on measurement for math. We started with capacity. We have already completed a mitten capacity investigation ....
Cheap Water Table For Kids - No Time For Flash Cards
Make this cheap water table for your kids for only a couple bucks! Kids will play throughout the warm months and never get tired of it!
Who sank the boat?
Yes, yes, yes, I haven't shared anything from my classroom in only too long! Let me share some fun photos from my morning with 3-5 year olds. Each Friday this month, we are exploring engineering with recyclables. Today, we read the book Who Sank the Boat? by Pamela Allen, and discussed the story's problem: the boat sunk! Would it be possible to build a boat? How about one that wouldn't sink? How about if we only used recyclables and tape? Would it be possible to create one that could hold…