Immediately I started brainstorming how I could put together an #anyqs type video that was simple enough to bring about first grade discussion on addition and subtraction. It's not often that I get the chance to work with our younger elementary students in the classroom. The last time was over 10 years ago. I don't remember much about that lesson on measurement other than making one student cry when I told him to stop sticking his measuring tape up his nose.
I enlisted the help of my wife, son, and daughter. My wife held the video camera and let us borrow two plates of cookies that she baked for her high-school science classes. (We did eat a few of them before giving them back, but it was for a good cause.) My kids played starring roles.
Here's what I came up with:
I'll pause it a few times during the lesson to see if we can get some good mathematical discussion going.
Let me know what you think. Any changes you'd suggest? I've done a ton of this type of lesson w/ my fifth graders before, but this is my first shot at doing it in the primary grades.