Friday, October 29, 2010
Today we watched a movie about Spookley the Square Pumpkin. The other pumpkins teased him because he was not round like them. In the end, being square saved all of the pumpkins. Spookley was the hero. He learned that being different wasn't so bad after all.
We got into partners or groups of two or three. Each group got a pumpkin. First, we guessed how many seeds we thought were in our pumpkin. Next, we dug through the gooey insides of the pumpkins to get the seeds out. Then, we put the seeds into piles of ten to make counting them easier. We were surprised to find out that the pumpkin that weighed the most had the smallest number of seeds!
Sums of 10
We practiced making sums of ten playing a game with cards. We had to match the number we picked up with the number needed to make a sum of ten.