I hope everyone had a wonderful Monday! We are working on estimation and greater than and less than this week. I have started introducing both over the past couple of weeks and they students are really loving it! I wanted to share with you 2 of their most favorite activities. I have done these every year and they are always a big hit! When we are learning about estimation, I have them completing several activities where they are making their ‘best guess’ on sets of objects. This is always a favorite because it involves Froot Loops! What kid does not enjoy Froot Loops?! I always tell them that I will give them some to snack on so that they don’t eat their whole project! It doesn’t always work 🙂
Have them trace their hands with a crayon and then discuss how many Froot Loops they think will fill their handprint. Next, they glue them down so that they can count the actual amount to see how close they came. Then they can decide if it was a good estimate and why or why not. Download Here!
Next we have or Alligator Greater activity. The students LOVE this one! I buy regular goldfish and the students glue them down into the two ponds. Next the students must cut out and glue the sign pointing the correct way and then add those ferocious teeth!! It really helps them remember that the gator only eats the biggest group because it sooooo hungry! lol I also let them snack on the goldfish after this one too to avoid missing fish from the picture. Download Here!
We are also working on light and shadow in science and my friend Katie from Dishing It Out makes the greatest science and social studies activities! Today we watched the Brain Pop Jr. clip on light. We did turn and talks and discussed the difference between artificial and natural light. We made a chart of some of our ideas.
Then we completed the sorting activity using picture cards on my ladybug so the students could really see and understand the difference between the two terms.
Next they did an activity at their seat and I left up the visual on the Lady bug unsorted. This really helped the strugglers because they had those picture cards and vocabulary there to help them with the activity.
It was a very good activity and the kids enjoyed it! Hop on over for your freebie! Click here!
I hope you found something that you can take back to your classroom! Thanks for stopping by!