On Monday, we started off our week working on our special holiday presents... lots of writing and hard work went into it!
Tuesday, we made a gingerbread village out of recycled materials. The students first made a bluprint, and then tried to make a house (or boat, or building) that had...
1. a roof
2. a door
3. a window
4. measured 12 inches tall
5. our gingerbread man toy could fit inside.
Many students decided to work with a partner, which was great to see their collaboration and teamwork.
Additionally, Mrs. Belkind taught us a magic card trick that involves making 10. The students discovered and practice all the different combinations for making 10.
Additionally, this week in math we played "domino war". The students had a lot of fun with that and worked on their counting, one-to-one correspodence, and introduced them to greater than and less than.
After, we did one final gingerbread STEM challenge. The students had to work in a team to make a bridge out of toothpicks and marshmallows for the gingerbread man to cross. This was a GREAT lesson in working with a team, making mistakes, and also snuck in some fine motor practice.
Looking forward to more adventures and fun in 2017!