Measuring!

Dear families, We have been measuring things! We find something to measure! We want to find out how wide and how tall it is and how long. You can use shoes to measure how long or blocks. We can use materials to see how long, or how tall or how…

Our Tall Towers!

It’s great to see students taking up the Tall Tower Challenge at home! We are impressed to see all the different materials students are exploring to make towers. This is a great opportunity to use our creativity, practice problem solving, and use math language too! We are excited to share…

The Tall Tower Challenge!

Our class loves playing math games and building with different materials, so we have come up with an invitation: The Tall Tower Challenge!  What materials can you use at home to make a tall tower? How high can you make your tower? What could you do to help stop your…

Numbers in So Many Ways!

Dear families, We are practicing to show numbers to 10 in different ways! The children enjoy this video so much that we are putting it on the blog to help us practice: Practice at Home: Roll a dice, pick a number from 1 to 10 out of a hat, or…

Happy Friendship Day!

We have been spending a lot of time talking about friendship and practicing ways we can be welcoming and kind. Valentine’s day gave us another opportunity to celebrate friendship today! In preparation, we made friendship cards! Each student took time to make a card with a special message on it…

Shadows!

This week we went on a walk to look for our shadows! We had a lot of fun moving around and noticing how our shadows change. As we explored, we wondered: What happens when we move in different directions? Can we step on our shadows? How can we make our…

What is Subitizing?

Has your child been talking to you about subitizing? Subitizing is the ability to look at a small set of objects and identify how many there are without counting: you see it, take a picture with your brain, and then say how many. This is an important math skill because…

Our Class Promise!

Before winter break, we spent a lot of time talking about the class community we want to create together. We began with a question: How do we want to feel in our class? The children agree that they want to feel: “happy,” “excited,” “safe,” “loved,” and “hopeful.” As citizens of…

A Tree Walk!

Dear families,  Today we went outside to find bark and look at the trees at Windsor school. We found plants on trees and moss on tree trunks! We discovered a bumpy tree! We found the fern tree. The fern tree had lots of ferns on it on the trunk! Some…

Happy Holidays!

Dear families, Here’s a little song to wish you all a happy holiday! The tune may be familiar, but the children came up with the words! They are very excited to share it with you:   Enjoy a safe and happy holiday together! 🙂 Love, Division 13