Use the tops for your estimation jar and the mold for organizing your crayons.
I have a parent volunteer show the students, one at a time, the anchor jar. She tells them how many are in the anchor jar and then asks them to estimate how many are in the real estimation jar.
I change out my estimation jars each month and I try to keep them seasonal. I always write the correct number of items inside the lid so the parents will know. After recording the student's estimation, I like the volunteer to tell the student how many items there really were in the jar and how close they were.
Then, this is how I organize my crayons on the tables.
|Regular size crayons in the molds, broken & peeled blue |
background crayons are in the box at the left,
and a sponge topped with a little water and glue in the
cube-shaped box. Perfect for gluing small pieces.
|About 6 small crayons fit in the popsicle molds.|
The molds usually hold about 6 regular size crayons or 3 jumbo size.
|You can see the jumbo crayons in the background.|
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See you all tomorrow for more of my classroom set-up.