First grade has been busy these past two weeks! With the nice weather last week we were able finally celebrate outdoor day! We had almost all of our learning outside that day and it was a great change of scenery for the kids. It coincided perfectly with our math unit all about measurement. The kids were able to apply their measurement learning directly to the real world through an outdoor measurement scavenger hunt. They had a blast and were able to apply their learning about standard and non-standard measurement to everything from the the playground to the circumference of a tree and a blade grass.
We also spent time preparing for our upcoming Mother’s Day celebration! As we head into our math unit all about fractions we spent time baking some muffins for our moms and learning about how important fractions are in the baking process.
Both of these real life examples of math at work gave the kids such insight into the “why” behind the math. They were engaged and having fun while they were learning and I can guarantee they won’t forget these lessons! What a great week!