Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Little Blue Bugs Were a Hit

 Sorting and counting these little plastic critters was bunches of fun for a 2nd grader today.
We decided what to name each kind of bug and then made a "home" for each bug "family" out of a little piece of scrap paper.  How many can you take to their homes in five minutes?

Afterward, we counted the number of critters in each family and figured out which family was the biggest. It was a big success!  I also learned that supination of her dominant forearm was not easy for her to do as she counted the critters.

While standing, the student leaned over to pick up one or two critters from the table surface, then walked over to a high bookshelf to place each bug in its home.  Next time I'll increase the walking distance and maybe put the critters on the floor so she has to change planes and challenge her balance a little more.

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