Math is a Picnic!

First graders enjoyed a special hour-long session with Mrs. Mowery from the Hands-on House.  She taught us all about using Math as a Picnic!  On the “picnic” side, we skip-counted the ants on some desserts, put fractions together to make some pies, estimated the amount of beans to fill a container, estimated the size of a sandwich to fill Mr. Big Mouth, and added the ketchup/mustard on the burgers and dogs (sum or difference was found on the corresponding bun).     After eating, we played in the park!  We subtracted leaves by using a wind-machine to blow them off a tree, measured our fish in inches (only trying to catch the “keepers!”), found symmetrical butterflies in a net, sorted bugs by shape/color/size, and weighed teddy bears on a balance scale.  We are VERY grateful to our PTO for helping to provide all the first grade classes with such a wonderful time.  

Speaking of the PTO, have you sent in your label sheets for our big fundraiser?  You have one more day! (Wed. March 13 is the deadline).

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1 thought on “Math is a Picnic!

  1. What a fun way to apply math skills to real world (or at least real play 🙂 situations! Love all the pics.

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