Spring is here (even though it snowed today!), and we have been learning all about spring showers and the science behind why it rains. Our students have had so much fun learning about the different kinds of clouds, and exploring the weather outside our classroom. Here is a look back on what we did this… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #69- rain cloud fine motor, rain cloud science, domino number line, spring coding, and more!
We actively use our sensory bin in our classroom. We change it out weekly and use it to reinforce various skills: math and literacy concepts, fine motor, co-operation and problem solving. Our students return to the sensory bin throughout the week, and we love coming up with new activities to put in it. This is… Continue reading How to Use Sensory Bins in a Kindergarten Classroom!
Spring is finally here and I am so excited for the warmer weather! What are your favorite spring activities to do with your students? Let me know in the comments! Make sure you keep an eye on my blog to see what we will be doing. Here is a look at some of the activities… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #68- sight word rainbow craft, magnet maze, math provocations and more!
I love celebrating Saint-Patrick's Day with our students. It is so colorful and you can do so many fun things with them. I made a few new activities for our students to practice their math and literacy skills while still enjoying the holiday. Here is a quick look at the new centers I added to… Continue reading St-Patrick’s Day Fun! Kindergarten Math and Literacy Activities
Every year we have some students that struggle with one-to-one correspondence. It is difficult` to move on to other math subjects before they have mastered this skill, so I developed this pack so that we could focus on counting skills. We use this with a few students at a time in guided groups so that… Continue reading One-to-One Correspondence Intervention for Kindergarten
We have been doing number talks once a week since the new year, and our students love them! They are so excited to share their math thinking, and I love hearing how they came up with their answers. If you do not know what a Math Talk is, here are the basics: you show some… Continue reading We Love Number Talks Bulletin Board
This week I tried something new on my Instagram with two posts that had images of all of our centers that we had set up. The first post I showcased all of the literacy centers we had set up for our morning, later in the week I showed all our math centers for the afternoon.… Continue reading Instagram Posts of the Week #63- literacy centers, math activities and more!
To teach graphing in kindergarten you need to be prepared to give your students lots of practice. Use a variety of materials, different activities, and a mix of direct instruction and independent practice. We incorporate graphing throughout the school year so that students can get comfortable asking questions and gathering data. For students to understand… Continue reading Teaching Graphing in Kindergarten
Decomposing numbers is a hard concept for students to grasp at first. It takes a lot of hands-on practice, and reinforcing the concept with different activities. Even though it is sometimes a difficult skill to master, it is important for students to understand how to make 10 so that they can move on to understanding… Continue reading How to Practice Making Ten in Kindergarten
Teaching symmetry can sometimes be a difficult concept, it seems that some students just 'get it', while others need a little more help. I find that the best way to get students to understand a line of symmetry, is to get to them to practice in different ways and with different materials. Here are a… Continue reading How to Teach Symmetry in Kindergarten