More Math-Literature Connections - Part 1

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Good morning everybody, I'm Dr. Andrew White and
you are here for the Math Literature Connection.
If you're afraid to get involved you're in the wrong place today
because you guys are going to do some writing, you're going to do
some acting, you're going to do all kinds of little
stuff in here this morning.
And don't be shy because we want you to have a good time,
and I'm going to turn this over to your host
today which is Brandon Collins.
(Brandon Collins). Okay, we're going to start
by introducing ourselves so everyone knows who we are.
I'm Ashley Ruddell.
Martrese Cooper.
Kim Baren.
Katie Kruger.
Brandon Collins.
Amanda Baumann.
Ben Johnson.
Katie Schwartzlose.
Chris Brunson.
Clint Dietrich.
(Brandon). Now everyone else is
going to go get ready for the first skit that
we're going to do for you.
Amanda and I are going to talk to you a little bit about what
it is that Math-Lit does and what we're going to do today.
How many of you have seen the Math-Lit before?
Maybe at Math Energy or at another conference?
(Amanda). Nobody, no one
has seen our group before?
(Brandon). Okay, well we are doing
something different today than what we normally do.
Normally what we do is we put on three, maybe four skits
and have Math activities that go with those skits.
Today we are kind of going to switch it up,
get you more involved and Amanda will tell you a little
bit more about what that is.
(Amanda). Sure, so today we're
going to do things a little bit different than we normally do.
We're going to ask you guys to, you know, like they always tell
us in the school, lead by example and the best way to
learn something is by you doing it yourself.
So in order for you to be able to adequately use what you learn
in this conference in your classroom, we've supplied you
guys with different plays on your tables that later in the
conference you're going to have to come up with your own plays
and your own skits and your own math activities.
It's a lot easier than it seems but we'll also show you a couple
of our own skits so you can see what we do and then we'll go
through a PowerPoint and show you all of
our steps that we go through.
(Brandon). In the packets there's
a brief history of what we do Math-Literature connection.
We try to take children's stories and we do perform skits,
but the important thing that we want to get across is that you
can take a math activity that's based around what you do with
that skit and that children's story and make that
connection from that children's story to Math.
And it could be in the form, sometimes it's in the form of a
game, we do you'll see today do stuff with patterns.
Really anything that you think is relevant to the story,
you can build off of that involves math.
So we're going to start off today by doing a skit,
Five Little Monkeys.
(Amanda). Which I'm sure
everyone's pretty familiar with.
(Katie K.). Alright, so our story
today is called Five Little Monkeys and
it's by Eileen Christelow.
But it was bedtime so five little monkeys took a bath.
Five little monkeys put on their pajamas.
Five little monkeys brushed their teeth.
And five little monkeys said goodnight to their mom.
[group response]. Goodnight mom.
(Kim). Goodnight, alright, squeeze in.
I think I'll need to get a bigger bed tomorrow.
Alright, sleep tight, night, night.
(Katie K.). Then five little
monkeys jumped on the bed.
[monkey noises].
(Katie K.). Then one fell off
and bumped his head.
(Kim). Oh my goodness what has
happened to you, did you roll off the bed?
Say something, are you okay?
Stay right there, doctor come quickly
my son has rolled off the bed.
Oh my goodness, are you okay?
(Ben). Oh no!
[audience laughter].
(Kim). Doctor he has rolled
right off the bed.
(Brandon). Dad, Dad?
(Ben). Yes, he knows!
(Kim). No, no.
Doctor, he has lost his ears.
Oh my goodness, please doctor can
you help him out, is he okay?
(Ben). It's debatable.
There we go, here we are.
First we'll wrap them up, and then he'll probably just need a
little rest and he'll be good to go tomorrow.
(Kim). Oh my goodness, thank you
doctor, he rolled right off.
I'm going to get a bigger bed tomorrow.
(Brandon). I love you dad.
(Ben). Yes, you too.
(Kim). He's not your dad, it's okay.
Oh my goodness he's delusional.
(Ben). I'm just going to lay
you down right here, okay?
(Kim). Thank you doctor.
(Ben). Alright, as for you guys,
just try staying on the bed okay?
I'm busy tonight, I can't be making all these house calls.
(Kim). They're already asleep,
I'm sorry.
(Katie K.). So four little monkeys
jumped on the bed.
[monkey noises].
And one fell off and bumped his head.
(Clint). Oww!
(Kim). Oh my, did you drop off
the bed too, what are you doing?
It's okay, stay right there, hold on.
Doctor come quickly my son has jumped off the bed.
What happened did you roll?
(Ben). Again?
(Kim). Doctor I don't understand,
these boys, you know I wondered.
(Ben). How we doing, alright?
Alright, good.
(Kim). Can you bandage him up?
(Ben). Yeah, I got him.
He's going to be okay.
(Kim). Girls are you sleeping?
Okay, good, good girls.
I can always count on you girls.
These boys, I'm so sorry doctor.
(Ben). Jeez, kids these days.
(Kim). These boys, they just
never really listen, and you know I think
they've learned their lesson.
It's the boys, I'm so sorry doctor, they're all asleep now.
(Ben). Well hopefully these little
angels will just be a lot better.
(Kim). Yes, they're wonderful,
the boys they jump on the bed, I'm so sorry.
(Katie K.). So three little monkeys
jumped on the bed.
[monkey noises].
And one fell off and dropped and bumped her head.
[crying monkey].
(Kim). You were in the middle
of the bed, what happened?
(Katie S.). I fell off!
(Kim). Okay, stay right there.
Doctor come quickly my daughter's fallen off the bed.
Oh my goodness, you were in the middle of the bed what happened?
Did you jump, what did you do?
(Katie S.). I fell off.
(Kim). How did you fall off,
you were in the middle?
(Katie S.). I don't know.
(Ben). Oh my goodness
her ears fell off.
(Kim). Can you put them
back on, will they heal on?
Will she be able to hear?
(Ben). I don't know, Doctor Oz
never taught me that one.
(Kim). Okay, doctor,that's kind of
vital, will she be able to hear?
(Ben). You know what,
with these pressures, and look what's happening now.
All your questions, I can't even practice right now.
(Kim). I don't want her
to not be able to hear.
(Ben). You know what,
now she won't, okay.
[audience laughter].
(Ben). Okay, you go over there,
and you just rest up right over there.
(Kim). Oh goodness,
thank you doctor.
(Ben). Aw, you're welcome.
Hey, can we just stop jumping on the bed, please, just go to bed.
(Kim). Doctor, doctor, it's okay,
I'm so sorry.
(Katie K). So two little monkeys
jumped on the bed.
[monkey noises].
One fell off and bumped her head.
(Kim). Did you not learn
anything at all?
Okay, okay, what happened?
Did you jump off, oh you lost your ears too,
another one not hearing.
Doctor, doctor, come quickly please!
Oh my goodness, are you okay?
Oh my goodness, doctor.
(Ben). Again?
(Kim). Yeah again, I'm so sorry.
(Ben). This is unbelievable.
(Kim). She lost her ears too,
can you bandage her up?
(Ben). What has happened here?
Oh here, she's getting two ears now.
(Kim). Oh my goodness,
can you help her?
(Ben). Yeah, I think so.
I'm just going to give her one ear, she doesn't need a second.
(Kim). Okay, you are moving to the
middle of the bed, there's no way
you can get off this bed, come here.
(Amanda). Mom I was sleeping.
(Kim). I'm sorry, go back to bed,
go back to bed.
Doctor is she going to be okay?
(Ben). Yes, this one will be fine.
(Kim). She only has one ear.
(Ben). You know what,
she doesn't need a second one.
(Kim). Is one enough these
days, come on doctor?
(Ben). Here we are, just go to sleep.
(Kim). Look, she's the angel,
she's the oldest, she's so responsible.
(Ben). Do not jump on the bed,
just don't do it.
(Kim). Doctor, doctor, stop,
she's not jumping on the bed.
(Ben). Alright well she's sticking
out her tongue at me I know that.
(Kim). No she didn't.
(Katie K.). So one little monkey jumped
on the bed, but she fell off and bumped her head.
[monkey crying].
(Amanda). Mom?
(Kim). Doctor, it's happened again.
(Ben). I'm still here.
(Kim). Well thanks,
that makes it handy.
She just doesn't learn.
(Amanda). No, not the doctor mommy.
(Kim). Nope, come here,
you have to be bandaged.
(Ben). That's it.
(Kim). That's what you get, you
shouldn't have jumped on the bed, you've learned your lesson.
Doctor, are you hurting her?
(Ben). Tighter right?
No, she's too loud, the neighbors,
they're trying to sleep.
(Kim). Doctor, she's in pain though.
(Ben). Your neighbors are trying to
sleep, this isn't my call, they shouldn't be jumping on the bed.
(Kim). Okay, well I'm sorry,
oh my goodness.
(Ben). Okay, you just rest
right here okay?
(Kim). Doctor, I'm so sorry.
(Ben). This is unbelievable,
do you have any more children?
(Kim). No.
(Ben). Alright, well then what
do you say we jump on the bed.
Yeah, no jumping on the bed, end scene.
[audience applause].
(Amanda). Okay, I hope you all enjoyed
that lovely skit, it's always fun for us to do that one.
One of my personal favorites.
I need to, unfortunately squeeze through here and get the
overhead from you guys, because we are going to
do a quick activity having to do with patterns.
I'm sorry to have to do this, I should have done this before.
Having to do with patterns, because patterns of the monkeys,
you know one jumping off the bed and then another jumping
off the bed and so on and so forth.
And we've done this for kids before at elementary
schools and pre-schools and stuff.
And if anybody teaches like the lower grades, Kindergarten,
first, second, and even third, and even the older ones.
But the little ones especially really, really love this.
No, we need to turn that off.
Markers, did you put them over there?
Excuse me, I'm sorry.
No, we need the markers.
Aw, there they are, I was going to say I thought Dr. White
put them somewhere over here.