I'm stealing my dear friend Colleen's post title (hope you don't mind Colleen!), and showing off my new finds from yardsale-ing today. I happened to find a teacher who was leaving K-2 to move up to higher grades, and she was selling ALL of her lower grades work... it was AWESOME! Luck for me, she had messed up advertising the sale, and there was no one there, which meant that I got to rummage through all of her stuff.... and there was a LOT of stuff!
I managed to steal away a hundred number board, a blending game, 2 kiddie goggles (for experiments), 4 sets of tangram, a box of magnetix, and some blend and digraph letter tiles. Just for the heck of it, she threw in a wooden craft pumpkin too.
We've already put the hundred number board in use. Aikman has a little bit of trouble counting past 30, so I thought this would be a great way for him to practice. Dad found a big bat full of gumballs, and we had a great time estimating how many were inside. Then we opened it and put each gumball on one spot of the board, so he could count how many there were. Dad won, with a guess of 50, as there were actually 52.
Oh, and my light table swap buddies... you've got some tangrams headed your way in the near future! (If you are interested in a different twist on learning with a Reggio Emilia light table swap, please head over to the Sunrise Learning Lab blog and sign up!)