This was our warm-up to Math Stations this week.
"5 Crows All Shiny Black". Thanks Mrs. Lee for letting me "borrow" your pictures since I forgot to take my own!
I LOVE this game because it covers SO many math skills at once - counting one to one, combining two sets, various combinations of a number (1+3=4 is the same as 2+2=4, etc.), matching sets to numbers (1-10), number order, and identifying numbers by name (1-10).
He is counting the combination of the dots and will discover that he has already covered his 6.
This game promotes many of the same skills covered in the previous game: instant recognition of sets, counting one to one, numeral recognition, and matching numbers to sets.
We investigated 4 pumpkins of various sizes. I lead this activity to introduce the scales and measurement vocabulary. Later, the children will do more this on their own.
He chooses a pumpkin and weighs it in our "baby scale" - that I found at a local thrift store for $2.00.
He then records the pounds on the matching pumpkin. Did he choose the biggest pumpkin of the 4? the smallest? 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th?
This game required the children to plant the pumpkins until all the pumpkins were in the fields.
Scarecrow Measurement. We used the bigger squares to keep the number manageable.
This is the "Build the Crow" game - just like the "Build the Pumpkin" game.
This game also teaches steps to a project, spatial relationships, and page orientation.
Is she taller, shorter, or the same height as the scarecrow?
She answers the question.
Then, records her findings on the paper.
I'm really into "building" things! lol The kiddos love it and get LOTS of needed counting practice.
We talk about the "key" - it unlocks the secret to the game just like a real key unlocks the door.