Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Motion Patterns

We learned about making patterns with motions today. I clapped my hands, stomped my foot, stood up and sat down in a certain order and had the children join in. They identified the pattern with words and then with letters. I had volunteers make up their own motion patterns while the other students watched and then we practiced their patterns and identified the core using letters. In dual language classes the students do most of their work in pairs so I had them make up one motion pattern with their partner. Then they glued icons in their math journal to represent their motion patterns and they labeled them using letters. We met back together on the carpet and shared our patterns with the rest of the class.

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