Sunday, December 16, 2012
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
and prediction was our focus last week.
We predicted what would happen after the hen took the pizza out of the oven.
Would she share or not? Would she drop the pizza? Would she make another one?
It was fairly split down the middle of sharing/not sharing.
Some were very creative.
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
::Teacher yells "Yeahhhhhhhh!!!!!"::
My team and I always start teaching teen numbers around the last week of November - so we carry the lessons right up through Christmas Break.
Today we worked on the number 16. During our small group mini-lesson, we practiced writing the number, drawing tally marks, and filling in a ten frame. We then drew 16 Christmas Lights on the whiteboard and labeled them when we were finished drawing.
Bonus: If you call them bulbs, the kiddos love it. Mine were so excited to say the "funny" word bulb...haha!
For individual practice, each student drew their own set of Christmas lights - complete with 16 bulbs! I love how easy it is to differentiate this activity. I had kiddos drawing 10 frames and tally marks - just to practice.
::Teacher yells again "Yeahhhhhhhh!!!!!"::
Here are some pics of our drawings:
This activity hits two Common Core standards:
K.CC.3: Write numbers from 0 to 20. Represent a number of objects with a written numeral 0-20 (with 0 representing a count of no objects)
K.CC.5: Count to answer “how many?” questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 1–20, count out that many objects.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
When I started doing them last November, I honestly had no idea how my kiddos would do. Problem solving is a difficult skill to master - let alone teach to Kinders!
Even with all that said - I cannot tell you how impressed I've been with my students. This is my second year using Math Journals - and both classes showed tremendous growth in both number sense and problem solving skills. Yeahhhh!!
It's not always easy to find an extra 10 minutes to fit these in. Time is precious to us during our hectic and busy days. I encourage you to try and find this time somewhere though - and guarantee it will pay off in the end.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
It's our way of saying Happy Holidays and thanks for being such great blog friends.
26 Picture Cards and Letter Cards are included in this freebie.
Grab yours by clicking on the picture above.
Hop on over to Time 4 Kindergarten to pick up more Day 1 Freebies!
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Ugh! I feel terrible that I’ve been neglecting my poor little bloggy. October came and went – and now we are 4 days into November! Wowza.
I’m trying to be better about writing – but it doesn’t always happen. Life happens. Then you realize it’s be forever and a day since you posted. Anyways.
I updated November Math Journals – so they align with Common Core and wanted to share. I receive so many emails and comments about these – and it really is fabulous that so many people (and kiddos) benefit.
Still have some kiddos that need help with letter recognition? Check out my Letters Mega Pack Freebie. It’s a throwback. From 2011. Ha.
Happy November Bloggy Peeps. I promise I’ll attempt to write more often…
Monday, October 15, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Nothing new - but a great review game.