Sunday, September 22, 2013

Celebrating 10 Days of School!

One thing is certain about Division 13.  We are an enthusiastic bunch who get excited about everything!  When the students noticed we were getting closer to the tenth day of Grade Two, they decided we needed to celebrate.  What better way to celebrate than to have some fun with Smarties!  We had fun estimating how many Smarties would be in the box, counting the actual number, and then making number stories as we ate them.  It was so interesting to see how close to 10 each box was.  One lucky student had THREE more than ten.  That's right - 13 Smarties!


The least number of Smarties was 8, and another student had 9.  The class decided that since they didn't get as many as everyone else, they should really get to share the extra box between them.  Empathy in action!  That, of course, brought about another exciting math moment in itself when we discovered that there was an ODD number of Smarties.  (Couldn't have planned that better if I'd tried!)  And so, in the end the kids decided I should cut the odd Smartie in half.  Did you know just how far a Smartie can travel when cut in half?  And so the teachable math moments continue...



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love this!! and want to read more, more, more from 204!!! You are going to have the most amazing year. I will pop by to visit. Mrs. Martin

Sarah Schnare said...

We would love to see you Mrs. Martin! Come by the "Roar in 204" anytime... You never know what we'll be zooming in on! P.S. We just read The Sandwich Swap last week and loved reading your note inside the front cover. We talked about how the students were in Kindergarten when you were teaching at our school!