"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Estimating the ladybird's spots

Numeracy today in Reception class was about estimating - a brief view of a ladybird (No, a picture, not a real one) and the children had to make a sensible guess at how many spots they had seen. During this session, one of the girls asked to go to the toilet. After she had gone, I held up the next card.
"How many spots do you think were on that one?" I asked, in my best Joyce Grenfell voice. From the depths of the toilets came a stentorian answer,
"FIVE!"
Not only a bright class but x-ray vision too!

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Awwwwww, that's so adorable!

Dale said...

Cute, Jenny. Moments like that must make you glad you returned to teaching.

Ellee Seymour said...

What about trying them out with spots on a dalmation, maybe in a couple of years.
I tried this once at a garden fete, it was a good game, there were more spots than you realised.

Incidentally, I am friends with a lovely lady called Jean Adamson who writes the Topsy and Tim books, she lives in my village. Her daughter lives in Wales, I thought I would mention it.

Shooting Parrots said...

Love it!

Flighty said...

Have yourselves a good weekend.

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