Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Some Penguin Math

Today we tried the Everyday Math "squeeze" game. The teacher's manual has a dragon-like monster to move towards the "secret" number. We used an adélie and gentoo penquin to move in on the number. Big hit. Kids played with a partner to practice and then I saw at least 3 pairs choose this activity during a choice time later in the day. Hurray!

Here's the life size emperor penguin that stands outside our classroom. I have a few kids that check everyday to see if they have gotten as tall as the penguin yet. I'm pretty sure everyone in the class can name all the students who are as tall or taller. The FDKers are also impressed with their ability to distinguish between emperor and king penguins. Wait, so am I!  ah

Penguin Theme Activities 

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