Numbers and Writing

This week the Otters spent a lot of time writing.  We shared our stories from writer's workshop with our classmates.  Some of us practiced using the SmartBoard to present our writing.  We also received some special writing materials from Ms. Ellie that we used to write letters.  We will walk to the post office this week to mail those letters.  Don't be surprised if you find one in your mailbox!

We also spent a lot of time with numbers.  We estimated the number of seeds in several different sunflowers.  Next we worked in small groups to remove the seeds and decide on a strategy to count the seeds.  After finalizing our counts we came back together to share our findings and discuss which strategies worked best as well as whether or not our original estimates were reasonable.  We also used dominoes for several activities to challenge our ability to find one amount in several different ways.