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100th Day of School

We’ve made it to the 100th day of school!! Yippee!!! On Wednesday of last week we celebrated our 100th day of school with a variety of fun activities. We made 100 crowns. We stamped 100 stamps. We did 10 jumping jacks. We had a 10 minute dance party. We built structures with 100 cups. We … Continue reading »

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Counting Big Numbers

We have been working on building and counting big numbers.  We have been using Base 10 blocks.  The manipulative allow us to learn the concepts of ‘10’s and 1’s‘ and ‘counting on‘. We began with a numeral (e.g. 25) then we built that numeral with the blocks then we drew a picture to represent the … Continue reading »

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Skip Counting

This week we have been working on skip counting with a focus on counting by 2’s.  We have been doing math activities around skip counting. Our shared reading book is about skip counting as well.   During this process we are learning about the difference between even and odd numbers.  We have learned how to … Continue reading »

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Comparing Shortest to Longest

This past week we explored some measurement in Math. We read a story called “How Long? Wacky Ways to Measure Length”. It is a great book about using unusual items to measure with–like sandwiches (960 equals a football field!), licorice sticks (7 stuck together equals a peacock tail!) and peanuts (42 equals an elephants trunk!). … Continue reading »

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Math Games

We have been working hard on building our numeracy skills through the use of a variety of math games.  (Some of these skills are for Kindergarten and Grade One students–some are just Grade One.) That includes: Subitizing: To subitize is to identify the number of things in a set simply by quickly looking at them—not by counting … Continue reading »

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We’ve been working on showing numbers in a variety of ways…not just numerals!!   Here are some our recent discoveries:                 How many different ways can you show numbers???    

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Math Talk

This year our school is working on developing a school wide math goal.  We have dedicated the 15 minutes after recess as a quick EXTRA math time to help our students build their capacity. We will be working on all the strands of math through games and math talks. Geometry, Numeracy, Computation, Measurement, Date Collection… … Continue reading »

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Butterfly Photos

Last Week, Divisions 7 & 8 went out on a neighbourhood walk with our butterfly ‘viewers’ (thanks to Div. 7 for making those!).  In mixed grade groups we went to look for some interesting patterns and symmetry. The groups had a digital camera and at least 1 viewer and were tasked to work together to … Continue reading »

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What is symmetry??? In geometry, symmetry is defined as a balanced and proportionate similarity that is found in two halves of an object. It means one-half is the mirror image of the other half.  If an object is symmetrical, it means that it is equal on both sides. Yesterday for art we created symmetrical butterflies. Using … Continue reading »

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Measuring Capacity

Yesterday we had a wet time measuring the capacity of a variety of containers!  Working in a small group we had to compare containers to decide which had the most capacity .  Our first task was to choose 2 containers.  We then had to predict which one had the greatest capacity–a great chance to practice … Continue reading »

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