Buddy Time!

Last Wednesday afternoon, we spent a little bit of time getting to know our buddies a little bit better.

They came to our classroom, we drew portraits of each other then we wrote a little bit about each other too.

We really had fun and our teachers, Lauren and Miss Sharp were very impressed with how well we worked together! Miss Sharp was most surprised by how quietly we worked too, considering we had over 45 students in one room working together! ūüôā

Follow this link to visit the 5/6 class blog and see some pictures of us enjoying our time together.

Subitising

 

Hi everyone!

It has been a while since we have posted on the blog, but now that we have our new Touch Panel technology in the classroom, it will make sharing the blog with the students a much more valuable experience. I hope to be posting a lot more regularly.

Today, I wanted to share this important skill with you all that the Preps have been learning from day one. Subitising. This is the ability to identify how many items are in a small collection without having to count each one. It is a really important maths skill. Below is a power point that we have been using in class. We have recently added the picture collections, so the students are mostly familiar with the tens frames you will see. We have become really good with 1 -10, but 11-20 are still a bit tricky for us! Once we understand that the top tens frame is full and therefore represent 10, we can start to add on the rest. But as the saying goes, practice makes perfect! So here is an opportunity for you to practice this at home.

Clicking on the link below will allow you to download the slideshow. You can edit this from time to time to keep your little genius on their toes!

Subitising

Share your thoughts about the slide show in the comment section below!