Thursday, 27 July 2017

STEAM challenge with Mrs Bartley

Yesterday Mrs C had leadership release time and Room 2 spent the day with Mrs Bartley working on a  STEAM challenge.  This challenge involved Popsicle sticks, sellotape and the following criteria:

  • Try and use all of your sticks.
  • The tower you create has to be able to stand by itself.
  • Extra points given for the tallest tower.
So, the Room 2 Superheroes busily set about their task, creating the tallest free-standing tower in the world.  Here are some pictures of our awesome Room 2 kidlets with their towers mid-creation (Mrs C will add completed creation photos later today):

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Room 2 Let's Groove

Part of our daily fitness is having a sing and a are the superheroes doing what they love best!

Cooper and Phoenix proving that they can...

Partitioning like a Pro

Mrs C's stage 3 group are just getting way too clever at this partitioning business!

Here are some photos of them partitioning to make a tidy 10.

If your child is in this group please ask them to explain to you how they do it.

Enjoy the photos:

Krue went to the lolly shop and brought....

7 green gummy bears and 6 orange gummy to solve this problem with partitioning?

Why of course!  7 add 3 more makes ten, then you add the three left over.  Ta dah!  That's partitioning to 10 by splitting our second number up into parts.

Persia went to the dairy and brought 8 orange gummy bears and 5 green gummy to get partitioning!

Yup, you guessed it!  These whizz kids knew to add 2 to 8 which makes ten then add the rest on.

Cooper went to the dairy and brought 7 green gummy bears and 4 orange gummy bears...

That's easy Mrs C!  7 add 3 makes 10 with one left over = 11!

Can you work out what the word problem would be for this photo?

Were you right?

Sunday, 23 July 2017

Making pairs of numbers (adding 2 numbers together)

Today our Superman maths group were learning all about pairs of numbers.  For example there are lots of pairs of numbers that make 14: 0 + 14, 1 + 13, 2 + 12, 3 + 11, 4 + 10, 5 + 9, 6 + 8, 7 + 7, 8 + 6, 9 + 5, 10 + 4, 11 + 3, 12 + 2, 13 + 1 and 14 + 0.

Today our whizz kids were learning how to make a number using pairs of numbers.  Here are some photos of them hard at work:

Keira and Faith work out what happens when you have 7 + 3 more... Kahjaden was supervising.

Eve demonstrates to Amelia what she has been learning to do...great work Eve!
Working together to find out what happens when the number 10 has two pairs (4 + 6)