I love using the floor to display things and have been at it again recently for “floor maths”.
Floor maths is basically where we stick displays to the floor which help us to review what we’ve been learning. It’s a way of reviewing number patterns while we walk up and down the hall anytime during the day.
Recently, we added a frog with lily pad leaves bearing odd numbers.
I had to smile when my youngest son bounced up to me and declared, “I love it when we put numbers on the floor”.
It does mean that the trip from the lounge to the bathroom normally takes a lot longer as he reads the numbers (especially at bedtime!) but it’s worth it. I’ve found his fluency level has increased dramatically in regards to counting skills and recalling numbers.
Normally we place the pictures on the floor and then cover them with a small amount of clear contact.
However, recently, we’ve been trying a new method using sticky note paper and a little sticky tape. This means that the items on the floor aren’t water proof and can’t be mopped over. However, I’m figuring we can change them more frequently. It also means the boys can be involved in writing the numbers themselves.
This worked well when we were reviewing how to count backwards from 100 in groups of tens.
We’ve also started using the floor for letter sounds. Just as well the hall is wide!
The great thing about using the floor is that children can see it easily.
Things displayed on walls often mean that children have to look up. The floor, however, means that children can hop, jump, crawl, drive cars, etc., all over the items displayed. Hooray for the floor!
Do you use the floor for display purposes? I’d love to hear about your floor experiences.
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