We have started a new unit in math dealing with time, temperature, and money.
We will learn to:
-identify and describe coins
-represent money amounts up to 20 cents
-add and subtract money amounts to 10 cents
-read an analog clock to the hour and half-hour
-name the months of the year
-read the date on a calendar
-relate temperature to the experiences of the seasons (eg. skating in winter because it's cold enough for there to be ice)
We read a story called Eight Gangling Arms where students watched as an octopus had an ever-increasing numbers of charms on each of its eight tentacles. We needed to stop and figure out how many charms there were all together each time.
Next, I challenged the students to think about how they counted when we were reading the story and I asked them "How many feet in our class today?"