Facilitating teachable moments, giving children an enriched environment and following the children’s interests is how you guide friends to blossom.
Teaching lesson: All about me
Focus lesson: measuring with unit cubes
Having unit cubes to support children’s interests in how long (big) or short (small), is a great way to introduce the concept of measurement.
As we are learning about “All about me” we started measuring our hands and feet!
Following the children’s interests we measured other things like toys and stuffies! We then built with the unit cubes which lead to making patterns!
When we put the unit cubes away, we sorted each by color and snapped them together before putting them back into the bag.
Language: new vocabulary
Long and short
Longer and shorter
Big and small
Bigger and smaller
Writing how long or short something is
Understanding of concept of measurement
Understanding concept of long and short