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Dinosaurs … a great way to build our numeracy skills

This term students in POD 1 will be working on building their numeracy skills of counting, measuring, graphing and sorting with dinosaurs.

I love dinosaurs. When I was little I used to imagine what it would be like to have  a dinosaur as a pet. Can you think of any problems this might cause?

I also like to sing so I thought I would share with you a cool dinosaur song. I hope you like it.


Heads and legs

Today, Jeremy was investigating cows, choirs, ducks, giraffes and chickens that seemed to be hiding behind a fence.
He could only see the legs and had to work out what animals might be in the paddock.
Check out how Jeremy used the figures to solve the problem.
I wonder how many different solutions you could find with 4 heads?




Caine’s arcade – thinking big with boxes and tape

Catch some ‘Imaginitis’!

Caine’s Arcade Short Film

9-year-old Caine Monroy spent his summer vacation building an elaborate cardboard arcade inside his dad’s used auto parts store. The entire summer went by, and Caine had yet to have a single customer. Then, on the last day of summer, a filmmaker named Nirvan stopped to buy a door handle for his car. Caine asked Nirvan to play, and Nirvan bought a $2 FunPass, becoming Caine’s first customer. Inspired by Caine’s creativity, Nirvan  came back to make a short film about Caine’s Arcade and organized a flashmob to surprise Caine with lots of customers. Watch the movie to see what happened, and then watch “Caine’s Arcade Part 2″ below to see what happened next. If you like this story, please share it with friends!

Check out Caine’s video and get inspired.


Gotta’ whole lotta’ counting going on!

If you happen to pop into POD 1 you mind see a number of kids (not sure how many…how could we work that out?) counting all sorts of things. Even Mrs. Ellis got into the act and brought in some really interesting things from home that Mr. Ellis needed counted.

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People count in all different ways in different situations… sometimes we count by ones or twos and other times we count by bigger numbers. Continue reading