I thought I'd pop in to share a few photos and a little freebie to use now or tuck away for next year.
While setting up my classroom, I decided to dedicate an entire white board space to math. I am not a huge calendar fan but do use our calendar time to teach many math routines. This trimester we are focusing on substizing numbers from 0-6, counting orally to 20, decomposing teen numbers, and showing multiple ways to make 5.
The monthly headers and papers above the calendar will serve as a timeline of our kindergarten year. It was inspired by A Place Called Kindergarten.
I am in love with these Melonheadz Learning Objective Headers from Learning in Wonderland. Although not required, during my summer course, I read about the importance of students knowing what they are learning. These objectives will help me be more purposeful in what I am teaching and sharing that with my students.
No beginning of the school year would be complete with Pete the Cat! We used I Love My White Shoes to review our colors. Each day, we would create a color anchor chart and share an item from home with that color. This bulletin board display will hold my students' writing; their first opinion piece. We also played this Pete the Cat Roll and Color game which my students loved.
Well, as you can see, we've been busy. But, it's all good!