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
It's been a fun, but busy few weeks in kindergarten. We have been enjoying the change in weather recently and even got to see our first snowfall of the year. We have been continuing to work on our number sense phonics skills as we still have some students struggling in this area. Here are some… Continue reading Take a Look Back #56- number sense activities, fine motor skills, literacy center and more
We like to use easy, hands-on activities to practice different math concepts. Here are some of the centers we did to practice 2D Shapes: Spin and Build Students used the spinner, then built the 2D shape they landed on. This was great for practicing how many sides and vertices each shape has. We put this… Continue reading Easy Print and Prep Activities for 2D Shapes
I'm always looking for fun, new, hands-on centers for our kindergarten class. I love fall and I am always so inspired by the scents and colours that come along with it. Here are a few ideas of centers that you can incorporate in your classroom! Make sure you read until the end of the post… Continue reading Fall-Themed Activities for your Kindergarten Classroom
The weather has cooled, and our students are getting into the classroom routines. We are able to do more in our classroom now, and we are putting out more complex centers. Here are a few of the activities we did this past week: A Book About Us! We made our first class book together! Our… Continue reading Take a Look Back #54- Mr Muncher literacy center, free writing template, class book and more!
Do you teach fractions in kindergarten? We don't- unless it's just talking about half. I did have a request to make a set of my Easy Print and Prep activities for fractions though. I thought I would share it with you here in case you do cover fractions in your class! Here is a peak… Continue reading Easy Print and Prep Fraction Activities for Kindergarten
We are in our second week of school and our students are starting to understand the rules and routines of being in school. We were able to get to some really great centers this past week, and I thought I should share a few of them Apple Sensory Bin We used oatmeal as the base… Continue reading Take a Look Back #51- Apple sensory bin, popsicle stick letters, dinosaur math provocation, and more!
One of my most popular resources for my store has been my Hop and Buzz Along the Number Line activity. I have been wanting to make another version of this activity that is more suitable for the rest of the year, and not just more of a 'spring' activity. I thought that using cars to… Continue reading Adding and Subtracting with a Number Line