First graders at Macdonough are currently focusing on estimating using a benchmark. Each student in Miss Grossman's first grade class was given a cup with M&M's in it. Students were asked to estimate how many M&M's they thought were in their cup based upon the benchmark of 10. The leftover M&M's were placed in one big cup for the class to estimate together.
After guessing, students were able to count to find out if their estimation was close and enjoy their tasty afternoon snack!