Monday, October 1, 2012

Pattern Fish

Over the last few weeks, we have been working on patterns -- one of my favorite skills to teach! Even better... it's always one of the kids' favorite things to do. 

Kids naturally recognize and play with patterns. Identifying pattern types and copying, extending, and creating patterns is a natural extension of their innate curiosity. 

One favorite lesson and station every year is based on a great book, Pattern Fish by Trudy Harris.

I simply re-drew several fish from the book, ran copies, and the kids went CRAZY with the patterns! We did one together as a class, shared them with friends, and then put the extra copies at a math station for extra independent practice.

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