Friday, September 24, 2010
Anyway, I have earned 2 cookies. :)
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I lined 14 pieces of A4 sized drawing papers on the floor. The children wrote the numbers on the pieces of paper, and I got a group of them to line them up in order. The objective of this game is to get the children to learn simple addition. The children chose a partner, and they will come to the front when it is their turn. Child A will roll the dice, and Child B will have to hop according to the number shown on the dice. After hopping, Child A will roll the dice again, and Child B will again hop according to the number shown on the dice. Child A and Child B will then look what the numbers add up to.
For majority of the children, I had only asked them to add up 2 numbers together. For the children who I knew could add up 2 numbers well, I had encouraged them to hop and roll the dice 3 times, so they added up 3 numbers.
With this game, although it was fun for the children because they loved hopping, I observed that after hopping, some of them looked deep in thoughts as they tried to add up the numbers together. That is also part of the teacher's role, to provide guidance to those children who are in need of support for learning.