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My class and I began exploring number bonds last week. They have been having a lot of fun building them with counters and unfix cubes.
I wanted to try something festive and fun last Friday. I always try to incorporate art into our math lessons whenever possible. You can never get enough art in Kindergarten!
We began by painting trees, I showed them the easiest three trees to draw, a giant triangle, three stacked triangles and a tree with branches that curve inwards.
Next we filled in our trees. I passed out a bunch of different choices for coloring: crayons, colored pencils, markers and oil pastels. I like to mix up our supplies whenever possible, it makes the bulletin board look more dynamic!
After that, they just had to add all the ornaments together to solve their number bond equation!
The best part was how easy it is to assess, I just had to see if they painted the correct number of ornaments!
It was a great way to reinforce this concept this holiday season! You can find this item in my shop!
How do you incorporate art into your classroom?