Thursday, May 3, 2012

Dandelion Dilemma

Most people think those beautiful yellow flowers are weeds, but the kids always seem to bring them to me as gifts anyway. Today we used our math tools to circle a part of the playground and count the number of dandelions in our circle. Then inside the kids had to figure out the number of leaves on each plant if their plant each had 3 leaves. The process is amazing, as some of them were trying to multiply and the details of their pictures really illustrated to me where the kids are at when we look at their number understanding. What a great day too, as the wind blew a little later they noticed the seeds were being carried away to another location just to spread out and grow more weeds!