During math workshop, the kindergarten students learned how to count on or up from a given starting number. They were prompted to find the larger number (when adding) and count on (or up) from the larger number. They used a number line and the hundred board as tools to support them in learning this concept. Students also raced against the clock, and each other, to order teen numbers. Those tricky teens are not going to trick any of our kindergarteners anymore!
As we begin 2020, we are taking a look at our second guiding question for the school year: How do I experience the world around me? After many discussions with the children about our world, the state of New Jersey, our towns, and our neighboring towns, we are excited to think and talk about each of our unique daily experiences. Kindergarten students shared their thoughts on what is special about their homes and the towns in which they live. As a follow-up to these discussions, they wrote about the activities they enjoy doing in their neighborhoods. Their work will be on display in the hallways so that they can share all of their experiences with everyone. In addition, our field trips support learning about the world around us. Next week, we will travel to the ShopRite in Clifton to view first-hand what everyday life is like in the supermarket in one of our neighboring towns. We are having a great time exploring the world around us, and we hope to discover a lot about ourselves in the process!
This week, kindergarten students revisited a fun learning activity for reviewing snap words in which we challenge our students to “Say it!” “Write It!”and “Use It!” Part of our phonics work is to develop our knowledge of snap words so students can feel confident as readers and writers. Using these familiar snap words during Writing Workshop make writing easy to read for both the author and reader!
Students took part in a variety of games that help build their snap word recognition. Feel free to reinforce “Say it!” “Write It!” and “Use It!” at home with your child’s “just right” books. This will empower them as emerging readers. The snap words we have dissected thus far are: