Tuesday, December 10, 2013
This daily message will focus on distinguishing the difference between letters and words. It will also focus on identifying where a sentence begins and ends. Begin by trying to let your Kindergartener read the message to you on their own. Have them explain what the message is asking them to do. If they are unsure, explain it to them by reviewing the rules of what a sentence is, where each one begins and where it ends. Count the sentences together if necessary pointing to the beginning and end of each sentence. We have been doing daily messages like this a lot this year in whole group lessons and partners. The picture shows an example of a finished daily message. Click the link below the picture to print the daily message homework .
Sunday, December 8, 2013
Sunday, November 17, 2013
I found this great activity from a day in first grade for graphing. It looks like a lot of fun and know my Kinders would love it. Grab a handful of mixed legos that correlate with the colors on the graphing sheet. Each color having a different amount of legos. Sort, count and graph!
Have student write popcorn words on post its along with simple words they are able to blend such as cat, bat, rat, dog, log, tub, sub, cub etc. The first gives them practice writing their popcorn words. Then, randomly stick post its around a room for them to hunt for words that will build a sentence. Tell them to bring only the words they plan to use in that one sentence to build. Consider having them write the same popcorn words on several post its to help with multiple sentences. Don't forget the punctuation to end the sentences. Happy hunting!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Sunday, October 20, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Students roll the dice and build the number that is one more, one less or the same on their magnetic ten frame. Students can either be told whether to show more, less or the same number by a partner or you can use a set of cards that have a picture showing them to build +1, -1, or the same number.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Find as many pictures as you can in magazines that have the beginning sounds Mm and Dd. Cut them out and glue them under the corresponding letter on the T-chart. This activity practices identifying beginning sounds and cutting practice. CLICK HERE FOR A BLANK Mm/Dd T-CHART EXAMPLE OF ACTIVITY:
Monday, September 30, 2013
Monday, September 16, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Following your child's teacher on Twitter will provide you with an online portfolio of your child's work and technology projects they either create using the ipad or laptop. It is a great way to share your child's work with family and friends. Grandparents will be especially tickled to see their progress throughout the school year. In Kinder, you will be amazed to see the growth from the beginning of the year to the end of the year. They are are welcome to follow me as well. My students safety comes first when it comes to diving into the classroom of the future. We teach digital citizenship at the beginning of every school year to educate our class on how to be safe online. I never post last names, only first names for parents to be able to indentify their child's work. Students never use the internet with my supervision. I am usually the one posting projects for them. Twitter is an excellent way to stay connected with your child's classroom and feel as though you are right there with them all day. Here is a link to Twitter Safety tips for Parents and Students: http://bit.ly/13Ep8Bi