The Story About Ping (Five in a Row)
Social Studies: Geography - China
Jenni determined the first sound in each word and then wrote the letter.
Rhyming Word Match
Art: Duck Paper Plate Craft
Math: Counting Skills
Jenni counted Ping's family including his mother, father, two sisters, three brothers, eleven aunts, seven uncles and forty-two cousins, making sure to not leave out Ping.
Jenni did a few different addition problems using her counting bears as ducks. She counted how many ducks were in Ping's family, how many of his family were marching up over the bridge (mother, father and aunts), and how many of his family were left in the water (uncles and cousins).
I found the tangram templates here but the templates were not sized properly so Jenni put the tangrams together on the table (rather than on top of the outline).
Science: Animal Kingdom
Duck Classification printable found here
Jenni making her predictions of which items she thought would sink or float
In the story, a little boy was swimming with a barrel attached to his back. Both the wood and the air inside the barrel helped the boy float, much like a life jacket helps Jenni in the pool. Jenni learned that both air and wood are lighter and less dense than water. We found a few things that could sink or float in a tub of water. Jenni enjoyed making predictions and then testing to see if she was right.
Food: Lemonade and Brownies
We drank lemonade for the yellow colored river and made brownies and worms for the mud on the banks and the worms in the mud. We had to get creative. :)
Dominoes - identifying and matching equivalent sets, identifying doubles
Copying geoboard designs
Hundreds chart - counting by 1's and 10's to 100