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More First Grade Math - Más Matematicas de la Primera Clase

Some pictures from our lesson block - Introduction/ Review of Numbers.  We did a few in Spanish, and are learning Mayan numerals alongside Roman and Arabic, since for us, it is more culturally relevant.  The Mayan numbers are rather straightforward.  There are many places you could find information on this, but here is one

Unas fotos de nuestro bloque de matematicas, que era una introduccion y repaso de los numeros.  Algunos, hicimos  en espanol.  Tambien estamos aprendiendo numeros Mayas junto con los Romans y Arabes.  Aunque existe muchos enlaces de numeros Maya, aqui está una.

The King, the Queen and their Baby are THREE!
El Rey, la Reina, y su Bebe son TRES!

Three is a triangle.
Tres es un triangulo

Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall
Four seasons to share
one and all!



Six is the honeycomb I eat with my bread!
Seis son las abejas que la miel nos den.


Some practice drawing stars.  The five pointed one is finally doable for Miss M.

Seven had so many possibilities it was hard to choose.  We did the days of the week and the colors of the rainbow.  

Siete tuvo tantas possibilidades era dificil escoger.  Hicimos los dias de la semana y los colores del arco iris. 

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