Old MacDonald had a farm… until Mrs. MacDonald left the gate open!

Now Old MacDonald’s farm is a mixed up mess and Mrs. MacDonald needs help to get the farm back in order. Students count, sort and pattern everything from blue cows and green chickens to flowers and pitch forks. Songs, movement, stories and an engaging poster activity all come together to show students that math helps everything make sense!

Highlights

  • Theme: Old Mrs. MacDonald’s Farm
  • Activities: Build and colour 3D animals, counting and sorting activities, practice number printing, create patterns with farm items, musical activity.
  • Take-Home: 3D animal that each student creates that shows their sorting, patterning and counting skills.

It was a complete review of the Math portion of the curriculum. The students loved that it was hands-on. The Presenter really made the presentation so interesting and exciting. She is excellent with the students and made the experience a memorable one.

Kindergarten TeacherAlmadina Language Charter Academy

It was perfectly suited to my kindergarten students. It included movement, singing, stories and lots of hands-on art and counting. The Presenter was thoroughly prepared and an absolute pleasure to have in my classroom. The students loved it.

Kindergarten TeacherRoland Michener School

It covered many aspects of the kindergarten curriculum - Math - numbers, counting, patterns, sorting, etc. and doing it in a very fun way - through singing, moving, games, and story. The Presenter was fun, well-informed and knew her material inside and out.

C.H., Kindergarten TeacherMcArthur School

Number sense.

 

  1. Say the number sequence 1 to 10 by 1’s, starting anywhere from 1 to 10 and 10 to 1. [C, CN, V]
  2.  Subitize (recognize at a glance) and name familiar arrangements of 1 to 5 objects or dots. [C, CN, ME, V]
  3.  Relate a numeral, 1 to 10, to its respective quantity. [CN, R, V]
  4.  Represent and describe numbers 2 to 10, concretely and pictorially. [C, CN, ME, R, V]

Use patterns to describe the world and to solve problems.

 

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of repeating patterns (two or three elements) by:
    • identifying
    • reproducing
    • extending
    • creating
    patterns using manipulatives, sounds and actions. [C, CN, PS, V]
  2. Sort a set of objects based on a single attribute, and explain the sorting rule [C, CN, PS, R, V]

Use Direct and indirect measurement to solve problems.

 

  1. Use direct comparison to compare two objects based on a single attribute, such as length (height), mass (weight), and volume (capacity). [C, CN, PS, R, V]