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Lingering Leprechaun

Published on March 23, 2016 under Winter
Lingering Leprechaun
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Of course the new revamped art area was a popular place today. Along with new materials comes a few new guidelines for taking care of materials and being safe. They did a pretty good job today of being responsible.

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There were other art materials on the table to make drawings with shades of green.

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We still have green everywhere.

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We played a game with patterning . Most of the kids are really good at patterning ! From Mathrise.comPattern recognition is the most important intelligence skill Out of all mental skills, pattern recognition is said to have the highest correlation with general intelligence. Pattern recognition is the ability to recognize order in a chaos. Patterns can be found in ideas, words, symbols, numbers, and images. They can also be found in behavior, routines, and in nature. The ability to recognize, identify, and create patterns not only supports mathematical learning, it also contributes to broader social development. By understanding patterns, children are able to make predictions about what should come next. This predictive ability begins shortly after birth and continues throughout our lives. Based on past behavior, babies can predict that cleaning up will follow eating a meal and that putting on clean clothes will follow taking a bath. Likewise, pets can predict that taking a walk may follow eating dinner. No doubt, understanding patterns helps all of us maneuver more confidently in our environment. Nearly every desirable occupation requires pattern recognition skills. Doctors often read patient histories and charts to make diagnosis and prescribe treatments, attorneys study case histories before they present their case, analysts study data to predict future price movements, and salespeople use patterns to sell products.

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We made a book of things that are green. MONEY !! SHAMROCKS !

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I love the detail I am starting to see this time of year as my littles gain better control over their fine motor skills. Gabriel ” This is a machine that goes around the yard and kills snakes. “

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Just saying clean up an area can be overwhelming to a child. Giving them a specific task makes success more attainable. Notice the little sweeping square on the floor.

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