This week we were all about NUMBERS! The unit was a lot of fun to put together and we were thrilled with the way our book turned out—-make sure to take a look at it! Each of the boxes in our sensory group had something to count and our fine motor group made two fabulous art projects with numbers. The language group had a blast playing a counting game with a parachute!
What a fun way to explore forces and changes in motion while addressing the science access point track the movement of objects that are pushed or pulled.
There were 2 different shapes and colors of pasta in this box. It was a colorful and eye catching box, perfect for sorting but also lovely to look at! We made this “butterfly” and “caterpillar” pasta ages ago and it has really held up well—–it is amazing how durable it is!
Identify common classroom objects by one observable property, such as shape or color is the science access point addressed here. The math access point recognize two objects that are identical to each other can also be addressed.
The math access point recognize differences in sizes of containers that hold liquids can be addressed here.
Apply a push to move an object and recognize a change in an object are the science access point addressed here.
The math access point associate quantities with number names is addressed here.
Ok….so000 quite a stretch but we think it sort of……kind of…… works 🙂
Associate quantities with number names is the math access point again addressed here.
FINE MOTOR GROUP
On Tuesday our art project involved a little bit of magic! First our students wrote their names of a piece of white paper. We discussed the fact that the paper was a rectangle and counted the sides.
Then they chose which color paint they wanted to use—-orange, green, or purple. They used foam brushes to cover the paper and watched as numbers magically appeared—–thanks to our volunteers who had written the numbers with a white crayon.
Recognize a change in an object is the science access point addressed here.
On Thursday we did a really fun hand stamping project that the students LOVED!
Then they put one hand on each color and held them down—–with a little bit of help 🙂 while we counted to 5.
Recognize rote counting is a math access point.
The math access points recognize rote counting and recognize a common object with a 2 dimensional shape are both addressed in this activity.
They indicated their preference either by verbalizing, touching, or looking at their choice.
…..everyone in the room helped to shake the parachute the number of times that was indicated on the puzzle piece! We all counted out loud while we shook the parachute and practiced STOPPING when we got to the appropriate number.
In addition to number and operation concepts, the math access point recognize a movement that reflects a spatial relationship, such as up and down is addressed with this activity.
We think you can tell by their facial expressions that they REALLY enjoyed this activity 🙂
Join us again next time for more fun and learning——-Group by Group!