Today, we surveyed our friends, then graphed and tallied. One person said their favorite bug is a mosquito. I’m not buyin’ it! Hahaha!
I also realized that I had a ton of bug paraphernalia and decided to make bug centers. Whoop whoop!
Station 1: We sorted these little bugs from the Target dollar section by insect/non-insect, wings/no wings, and color!
Station 2: I have these real, dead bugs from Lakeshore and little handheld magnifying glasses. The problem? Lakeshore only labeled the bugs on the green container, not on the bugs themselves. Panic! So, I gave each kid a different color marble and when they took a bug out, they HAD to put their marble in its place. I thought I was a genius, until everyone kept forgetting to do that and I became Mrs. Crabby Pants and made kids miss the next station for forgetting. Rawr!
www.facebook.com/939245856181662/posts/1689455997827307/"As you read these questions, you may find yourself questioning your practices. Or you might feel defensive about them. But try to look objectively at your teaching. Step into whatever discomfort you might feel—and ask yourself, honestly, why you’re feeling that way.
This work isn’t easy. It takes time and patience and a relentless commitment to being critical of ourselves and the systems around us. I have often caught myself falling into bad habits, and I must continue to work actively to decolonize my own assumptions of what is considered valuable.
While these questions are structured in list form, inclusive practices cannot be reduced to a checklist. For example, an inclusive curriculum cannot be achieved by simply checking off a list of diverse authors and texts. Instead, inclusive practices must infuse every part of our pedagogy.
Asking ourselves these questions is a necessary first step—yet it is only a step. The real work begins when we take action." -Tricia Ebvaria
Our kids NEED to know numbers in many different ways. Some groups just do the 1-5 version of these activities. Some do 1-10 with tallies. To push this group further, they took shapes and dot patterns and ordered the numbers greatest to least. SO MANY WAYS TO DIFFERENTIATE. This is easily my favorite number sense pack. bit.ly/numbersensepackFB... See MoreSee Less