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Our Large Bee-Bot Mat August 24, 2010

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I was tired of my kindies fighting over the small 4 by 4 square mat for sight words, so with change out of $50 at Bunning last week, I bought 5 metres of plastic vinyl. This made our own 7  by 13 squares mat, as well as our own number line to 30. Yes it did take a good 2 hours to mark, line (using the long jump pole) and cut up the vinyl, however we now use both all the time within many lessons. Plus now there is plenty of room for 4 bee-bots to cruise around without too many collisions.

First I cut off the number line, the first one 15 cm and another one, which sits underneath so you can fold up and not need to set the numbers out again, is 17cm. Then I marked up the 15cm length into 15cm squares. I’m lucky enough to access a colour printer to print off colour number squares form Sparkle Box http://resources.sparkleboxteacherresources.ltd.uk/sb2030.pdf

Then with the left over I had a wide enough piece for seven 15cm squares and measured out 2.1m, making thirteen 15cm squares. I also cut a longer piece to have underneath, again so we can fold it up or slide it around the room without disturbing the squares.

Last week we were concentrating on time, so again at Sparkle Box I found digital and analogue hour and half hour times




Bee-Bots on the IWB August 12, 2010

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In the Stars classroom we’re lucky enough to have an Interactive White Board, which we use the Bee-Bot computer program for practicing¬† our CVC words. This challenges the stage 1 children to practice their programing skills on IWB, which is a lot harder than on the floor with the robots.

Bee-Bots in the Stars Classroom August 12, 2010

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Stars is a K-2 classroom with a wide range of abilities, however all Stars children are engaged and challenged with our Bee-Bots activities! For our introduction to the Bee-Bots, we have all made a personal cover and named our Bee-Bot. See below