This week we worked on identifying words, letters, numbers and shapes. I noticed some students were confused with these terms when I gave them their initial assessments. This was especially true of my students who did not come to school with this basic vocabulary or are learning English. We created this chart together.
Each child was given a card and had to think where it belonged. I gave my experts the cards first and asked how they knew the answer. Later, as part of their math workstation, the students sorted their own set.