A Look At Our Day!

Hi Everyone! We had another great day at school. As always, it was wonderful to see the language skills, math skills, social skills, problem solving skills, collaboration, and independent work evident through play.

Some snow forts outside today led to many dramatic play opportunities. It was interesting to see and hear the measurement conversations that happened as part of this play. Students tested out their theories through play. Will any of these topics occur again, and how might the thinking change?

Inside today, we also had some very interesting math conversations (this time around symmetry) as well as numerous writing and drawing opportunities. We wonder if some more writing and drawing in the block space might help kids make even more connections between 2-D shapes and 3-D figures. Will this also have them reading and writing more in different contexts? We added in some big tabletop sticky notes tomorrow. What might happen next?

Here is a possible extension activity for tomorrow.

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I had to go back and ask again, as I was walking by the eating table when Cohen said, “Michael’s symmetrical.” This led to a great discussion around the eating table on if all people are symmetrical. Why or why not? Then as we were cleaning up this afternoon, Cohen noticed that beads and grapes are symmetrical. What about the water bottles? Some seem to be, but others not. Really digging deeply into symmetry here, and applying it in so many different concepts. We haven’t spoken in school about symmetry for a while, but I wonder if some of these discussions might inspire a look at symmetry at home. What is symmetrical? What isn’t? How do they know? What if we cut the object a different way: horizontally versus vertically? Would this change if an object was symmetrical or not? Which ones might still be symmetrical? We’d love to hear what you find out at home tonight. ❤️ SWIPE ⬅️ FOR MORE. #iteachk #teachersofinstagram #ctinquiry #engagemath

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Have a great night! See you tomorrow!

Aviva and Paula