Miss Sweeney's Kindergarten
Example: 7 shown on a ten frame
Five-wise 5 (on the top row) + 2 (on the bottom row)
*this way fills the top row first before moving to the bottom row
Pair-wise 4 (on the top row) + 3 (on the bottom row)
*this way puts the dots into partners top and bottom
We practiced matching the same number shown five-wise and pair-wise and also sequenced the numbers in order 1-10.
Here are some of the projects we are doing in class:
England- stained glass window, stockings
Holland- Sinterklaas (St. Nicholas) wooden shoe
Sweden- St. Lucia Day
Israel- Hanukkah, dreidel game
Mexico- Poinsettia flower
China- Chinese New Year (January)
E- Expanding Vocabulary
The board has menu items similar to food in a restaurant, except these items are all skills or strategies that make up an excellent reader! As a new strategy is introduced, we tack it on to the board in the appropriate section. Then, during individual conferences or small group lessons, the students self-identify (along with my guidance) one strategy they need to work on by placing a sticky note with their name next to it.
So far we have talked about summarizing, checking for understanding, comparing/contrasting, using the pictures for tricky words, chunking letters and sounds together, using beginning and ending sounds to figure out a new word, and using context clues to predict and confirm the meaning of new vocabulary.
Friday, Dec. 18th, 1:45-2:45pm
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