Bringing Mr Men into Maths!

Too long between posts again! Sorry about that - the year has started and time is already flowing by. My class of foundation children have been at school for 10 days now and are starting to get into the routine of things! I promise I will come back and blog again this week and show you my classroom. I have had lots of fun with clipart!

This week, our focus in Maths was on shape. One of the Victorian newspapers is currently running a special promotion on the Mr Men series of books by Roger Hargreaves. We decided to capture this excitement and look at Mr Men characters and shapes.

We started off watching a Mr Happy video on youtube that had the children in stitches!

Then we made different Mr Men characters. We started with Mr Happy, moved onto Mr Grumpy and Mr Rush. A great way to get children using scissors, copying, writing numbers, following instructions and most of all, instilling in the children that Maths is everywhere! (I also bet most of the class now has a Mr Men book at home too!)

We finished the week with this adorable Valentine's Freebie thanks to Mel at From the Pond. We used paint for the first time this year and it was a great success! I really do love watercolour paints!

1 comment

  1. What a fun way to bring attributes of shapes to your students!

    The Math Maniac


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