This week we collected all our small change and brought it to school to make a coin chain. We placed our coins end to end to see how long it would be and we measured it in metres and centimetres. It was tricky because we had to use a 50cm ruler to measure each metre. All the money collected by our school will go to the Irene Gleason Foundation to support African children.
This term in HSIE we are learning all about ourselves. We counted the number of people living in our family and created a graph to show the results. Lots of KW children have four people in their family. Miss Watanabe, our student teacher, taught us the song “How many people live at your house?”
Listen to us sing!
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We are very good at counting forwards, sometimes to 100 and are now trying hard to count backwards as well. This is not so easy! We cut out some number cards and everyone had to put them in backwards counting order. This can be very tricky and you have to think very hard. We think we did very well and next week we will be even better!
We have been working on our combinations for numbers up to twenty. We try hard to remember to count on from one number to the next. This week we used the spider math mats to help us and luckily these spiders can’t bite.
One of our favourite number activities is Mambo Numbers. We write our numbers listening to the Disney version of Mambo No 5. Mrs W stops the music from time to time and we see who has the most numbers or who has good spaces between numbers or to make sure we don’t have too many back to front numerals. Who will get to 100 this week? We think music makes learning fun.
The children had to create a robot from rectangles and were then asked to independently write about their robots. We read our stories and wanted to share them with you using Voicethread. You are invited to comment by either leaving a voice or typed message. To leave a comment just register at Voicethread with your email. It just takes a minute and it’s free..