This math block we learned songs for the 4, 6, 7, and 8 times tables and explored their geometrical characteristics with yarn. Below are the star for the 6 times table and the pentagon for the 8. The students were able to observe that these are the reverse patterns for the 4 and 2 times tables.
A day of rain muddied the baseball field and the children had such fun exploring the quick-sand like properties of deep muddy puddles. The next morning brought frost and ice and we went back to the field to explore the differences.