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First Day of Christmas Around the World and our Cookie Math Tub Games

Hello Friends,

We started our Christmas Around the World unit today and I just had to share these really cute suitcase pages that my kiddos did....... We discussed the things that we need to pack when we take a trip. We talked about what we NEED compared to what we WANT. We discussed why we USUALLY do not have to bring our dishes or food with us; although, many of my kinders insisted that food was important because their Mommies usually bring snacks in their bags when they are traveling! So, I told them that we would focus on what goes in the SUITCASE; not the travel bag!
I gave my kinders the choice as to whether they used a pattern to trace around to make their clothes or use their own ideas. Most of them chose to use a tracer..... Even though I usually do not give many patterns, I did for this one because clothes actually are hard to draw....


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Tomorrow, we talk about passports and hopefully, head off to the Netherlands! 

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Here is what we are doing for Math tubs this week... I have 4 groups and my kids are grouped into partners within their group. Each partner pair plays the Math game inside the tub and then they are allowed to choose a Math By Myself box....

1.  What is that number? My kiddos sorted cookie cards printed with different ways to write a number (tally marks, tens/ones, ten frames, dot on dice) into their proper cookie jars.



 2.  Cookie Bump - An oldie, but goodie favorite with a cookie theme!


3.  Cookies and Milk, Yum, yum, yum...... My kiddos collect cookie tokens as they use a spinner that shows various ways to read numbers from 1 - 5.



 4.  This is another oldie, but goodie.... 5 in a Row Wins! These cards show numbers in various styles and my kiddos toss a die to look for numbers on their card. 


 Hope you had a good day back after Thanksgiving break! My kiddos were amazing today!

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Until next time!

Blessings,

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