This lady is amazing with her math journal challenges! The questions she is asking her kindergartners would challenge my second graders as well. Good example of higher blooms at a younger age level.

Another pinner said: "This lady is amazing with her math journal challenges! The questions she is asking her kindergartners would challenge my second graders as well. Good example of higher blooms at a younger age level.

A sorting provocation. The first discussion asked children what they thought sorting was. As a lead up question children were asked what things we sort in our classroom. Here are some responses which supported their understanding and linkage to real life applications: sorting materials at construction, sorting in the Tenzies game, sorting the Russian Dolls, sorting our kind of writing (e.g. lists, books, cards, etc.), sorting markers, paint brushes, and books.

A sorting provocation. The first discussion asked children what they thought…

Forever in First: Behind Your Back (freebie), geometry, While one partner's back is to the smartboard or whatever tool a teacher has at their fingertips, the other partner faces the smartboard and describes the composite shape that they see while the other partner creates it without looking.

Forever in First: Behind Your Back--partner describes what they see on the screen, and the other partner tries to recreate it. Could use for teaching geometry and attributes, practicing math vocab. so many possibilities

Make it Symmetrical! Anchor chart lessons for students to practice the skill of symmetry

Compound Words & 2D Geometry

Fun With Firsties, compound words, symmetry, & geometry, print and go worksheets

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