Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Pot of Gold Coin Sort: Mathematically Speaking Mondays
I put rainbow yarn through the house. The boys followed it to find a pot of gold ( or pennies and quarters).
Then we sorted our pennies and quarters and created AB patterns (quarter, penny, quarter, penny).
I've written how sorting and patterning helps children work with flexibility and transfer knowledge. Organizing patterns also helps little brains that are learning to read! When the child organizes a pattern from left to right, they begin to see the left to right movement of text. When a child can point to one object at a time as he moves across a line, he begins to grasp the fine motor and visual skills to track print.
Of course, the best way to learn concepts about print is to read, read, read and any child who is able to share a book with someone who loves them is LUCKY! No pot of gold required.
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