This week, I used Stuart J. Murphey's book Beep Beep, Vroom Vroom! to teach positional patterns. I read the book with students and had them identify and name the color patterns the girl in the book made with the cars. We also talked about the pattern core and the extension. This book also allowed for making lots of predictions and self to text connections. After I read the book, I made several positional patterns for them, then I had them extend patterns I started and finally I had them work with partners to create their own positional patterns. They LOVED using the hot wheels cars to pattern.
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