Earlier this year, we were introduced to the original Roll and Record math game. The children rolled dice cubes and recorded the numbers that they rolled on game boards. This activity allowed them to practice their number recognition and writing skills. This week, we learned how to play Roll and Record 2. Using two dice cubes, the children added up the numbers and recorded the sums that they found on their game boards. The Kindergartners were very excited to explore this game in a new and more challenging way!
As we begin our unit on coins and their values, we were introduced to the penny. We learned that the man on the front of the penny is Abraham Lincoln, and that he was the 16th president of the United States. We discovered that the penny is worth one cent and practiced exploring its value through a new game called Make Ten. In pairs, each partner took turns rolling a dice cube and collecting the given number of pennies. The children continued rolling the cubes and collecting their pennies until they made ten cents.
To help us practice proper number formation, we sorted through numbers 0-9 to determine which side of the paper to start writing our numbers on. Additionally, we are continuing to use our number formation rhymes:
Straight line down and then we’re done
That’s the way we make a one.
Around the track and back
That’s the way we make a two.
Around the tree
Around the tree
That’s the way we make a three.
Down and over
Down once more
That’s the way we make a four.
Back, down, around the hive
That’s the way we make a five.
Magic C then in you go
Now you’ve made a six you know!
Look across the park
Run down to Kevin
That’s the way we make a seven.
Make an S and then don’t wait
Go up again and make an eight.
Make a circle then a line
That’s the way you make a nine.
Straight line down then in with a grin
That’s the way you make a ten.
We also began our winter writing today! The children are looking forward to building snow people, sledding, skiing, drinking hot chocolate, and more!