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The children in our full day kindergarten class have really been enjoying the “How Many?” question charts we have been doing.  So, to build on their current interest, we added another “How Many?” chart this week.

In our sandbox, we had plastic measuring cups.  I took those out and added red scoops and green sand pails.  Right beside our sandtable, I posted a “How Many” question.

As a large group, we did a quick demonstration of what the question was asking, as well as reminded the students how to fill our the chart.  Some of the children wanted to fill out the “I think” column right away!  They can continue to do this activity all week, and on Friday, we can have a large group discussion to review what we learned, and to see if anyone was close in their estimation and what surprised us about the actual number of scoops it takes.