Today Trevilians Elementary Kindergarten classes came to the Children’s Museum of Richmond for our program “Sinking and Floating Matters.” First we read a story called Who Sank The Boat? by Pamela Allen and talked about which animals we thought might sink the boat. Then volunteers chose a toy to test at the front of the room. We all made a prediction and then tested the toy in the water to see what happened. We found that the heavier items sank to the bottom, while the lighter items floated on top of the water. As we tested, we added each item to our Sink and Float T-chart.
A few weeks ago, I taught the first field trip program of the school year called Math in Motion. I had a ton of fun with Mrs. Green’s 1st grade class from Victory Christian Academy. We talked about patterns and symmetry. They were very enthusiastic mathematicians who got to “kiss their brains” a lot.
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