Many of the boys wanted to be a part of the excitement. Some created 'tickets' to be distributed for admission to the dancing show.
NS1: begin to make use of one-to-one correspondence in counting objects and matching groups of objects (Math)
NS1: 10 explore different Canadian coins, using coin manipulatives
These boys were so interested in what was happening they brought over materials from the building center (where they had been playing) and participated in the show as an audience.
There was much authentic math talk and problem solving as the children discussed how big the stage needed to be and how the blocks needed to fit together so no gaps were in it.
During one of Mrs. Bombardier's circles, she discussed with the children how music felt a certain way depending on the speed and sound of it. She encouraged them to listen to different kinds of music and visualize what it reminded them of. She also showed them that we could draw to music.
After seeing the fancy costumes and footwear in the performances, the children decided that they needed to make their own dance shoes. They searched the library for books on how to make shoes, and used classroom materials too.