Ha! I remember doing this for more than a few years. Enjoy!
Sorting & Patterning
Mathematics is the science and language of patterns. Thinking about sorting and patterns helps children make sense of mathematics and young children are naturally interested in them. They enjoy patterns in rhymes, chants, songs, poems, and stories, and they experiment with creating patterns using play materials. They examine patterns in wallpaper, fabric, and geometric designs, and recognize patterns in their lives (e.g., the sequence of daily routines) and in nature (e.g., the cycle of the seasons). When students enter school, they continue to explore patterns in mathematics and in other subject areas. Developing an understanding of patterns and relationships is central to learning mathematics. In the primary grades, students identify, extend, and create a variety of patterns, using objects, actions, sounds, pictures, letters, and numbers. Through experiences in exploring and discussing patterns, young students begin to make conjectures and generalizations about mathematical relationships. Team Awesome has been using a variety of materials while exploring sorting and patterning activities and having a great time doing it.
Welcome 2021! This past year was hard. For many people it was full of uncertainty, fear and high anxiety. Most of us were beyond ready to be rid of 2020 and embrace the sense of hope and new beginning the turning of a year brings. And while we often start the New Year by setting a resolution, the last thing we need to do is put more pressure on ourselves or set a goal that might not be realistic right now. If we must make a resolution for 2021, let's resolve to be kinder and gentler to ourselves and others, be more attentive, and be aware of and grateful for the things that are going well. The past year has been challenging; lets make the new one less so.
How to Help a Child After a Bad Day
Happy New Year!
Mrs. Bowden &