Over the course of this time we've talked about patterns, found patterns, and analyzed patterns in all sorts of places around our school. At this point we've been focusing on repeating patterns but as we work into our pattern lessons in math in the coming weeks, we'll also be learning about growing patterns.
Today each kiddo was given the task of:
- Finding something in our room that had a pattern and take a picture of it
- Use hands-on materials of their choice from around the room to build their own patter
- If they had time- they were to create a pattern on the iPad using an app of their choice. Kiddos chose apps such as Magnetic Alphabet, Pattern Blocks, and Drawing Pad to create their masterpieces.
The next step will be for us to analyze our patterns and explain them to others by either writing about them or recording some information about them. We will again be using a variety of apps depending on their personal preferences. Apps may include PicCollage or Explain Everything. We'll see what others they feel will work the job. I'm excited to watch and learn from this great group of kiddos. They never cease to amaze me!