## Monday, June 13, 2016

### FISHY MATH

I am broken hearted by the shooting in Orlando yesterday. What can we do to stop the hate and violence in the world?

Susan Salidor’s song “I’ve Got Peace in My Fingers” is definitely a positive message we need to teach the world to sing.

You’ve got to love Gold Fish crackers. They don’t have sugar, they are not messy, they are not expensive, and they are perfect for many math activities.

Prepare snack size bags with colored fish so children can dive into these activities…

Estimation- How many fish are in your bag?

Counting- Count and see how many you have.
Did you estimate more or less?
Is it an odd or even number?

Sorting- How can you sort the fish?

Graphing – How many of each color?

Patterning- Can you make a pattern with the fish?

Addition and Subtraction – Make sets and join them together.
Eat and subtract. Can you make up a number story with the fish?

Catch and Eat
You’ll need large pretzel rods, peanut butter (or cream cheese), and fish crackers for this snack. Dip the end of the pretzel rod (fishing pole) in the bait (peanut butter) and see how many fish you can catch and eat.

There’s even a website (goldfish.com) where you can learn about Finn and his friends and play games.