Marshmallow Math

In Reading last week, preschoolers listened to the read-alouds “My Q Book” by Jane Belk Moncure; “The Snowy Day” by Ezra Jack Keats; “Snowman’s Story” by Will Hillenbrand; and “The Little Snowflake’s Big Adventure” by Steve Metzger.

In Nursery Rhymes, we sang “Four Seasons,” “What’s the Weather,” and the “Queen of Hearts.”

In Language, students learned about the Letter Q through several literacy and sensory centers: playing with queen crowns, using quarter stamps on paper, and playing withpretend jars of quince. They made a Quilling Art Activity and a Letter Q Collage by pasting question marks on the Letter Q.

In Math, preschoolers worked on several concepts: more or less, 5 Senses, andcounting up to 14. At the Math Center, students played a Marshmallow Math Counting Game. First, they saw a big marshmallow stuffed with many pretzels (symbolic of quills) and a white board with a dry erase marker. Then each student had to answer the question: How many quills can you count? After they counted each pretzel (quill) stuck in the marshmallow, they had to write the correct number of quills on the small white board.

In Autonomy and Social Skills, we played the “Quickly Hide, Guess Who is Missing” game! This was a great way to teach students the how to take turns.

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