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More Rod Work

March 24, 2021 | Sossi Essajanian

This week the children continued their exploration of rods. As they became familiar with the different sizes and shapes, they used this knowledge to estimate.

They played Matching Rods.

How many rods can you combine to make 1 orange rod?

Is there only one combination? How many rods can be used?

Making Numerals and Spirals

Children used their knowledge of length to estimate which piece would cover the designs to make numerals.


Which rod are the same as 2 square spaces?

Which rods are the same as 3 square spaces?

Filling in a Space

Children used their knowledge of each rod length to fill in a square space.

How many rods does it take to fill this spaces?

What if you used different rods?

Sossi Essajanian

Teacher, Sky Class

Sossi Essajanian is excited to continue her teaching and learning journey at the Mustard Seed School. She began teaching at the United Nations International School where she worked with children and colleagues from around the world. This inspired her to take a primary teaching position abroad in Nicosia, Cyprus, where she lived and worked for two years.

Ms. Essajanian has a passion for supporting children’s social/emotional skills and learning through a loving and caring classroom community. These are built on creating shared understandings and opportunities for children to identify and express their feelings and of those around them. She believes in creating experiences through pair and group work where learning blossoms through social experiences.

Ms. Essajanian also enjoys reading and talking about books and continues to pursue her second passion: editing. She’s worked in various editorial capacities in newspapers, magazines, and books. She was recently excited to serve as the development editor of a children’s book about engineering and is looking forward to leading some tinkering investigations of her own with her students!

In her free time Ms. Essajanian runs, swims laps, and likes to take long walks to explore the world around her.

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