After our schedule preview, we move on to math. During math we start with an animated story produced by our math curriculum, Envisions. The story is great to preview the skill we will be practicing, and it also gives great vocabulary that we stress in our math discussions. A copy of the Common Core math vocabulary words for kindergarten can be accessed through this link (Math Vocabulary Cards). The story is interactive, so students are answering questions, using manipulatives, and discussing with table-mates. It is a great way to channel our learning before we start with the work mat.
The front of the work mat is very guided. This gives us a chance to review what the interactive story just previewed. We will use those essential skills on the front of the work mat, and apply them to other skills that were previously learned on the backside of the work mat. On the front, there are no printed directions, so have your kinder explain what skills we practiced and see if they can summarize their learning!
*Topic One-One to Five
*Topic Two-Comparing and Ordering 0-5
*Topic Three-Six to Ten
*Topic Four-Comparing and Ordering 0-10
*Topic Five-Numbers to 20
*Topic Six-Numbers to 100
*Topic Seven-Understanding Addition
*Topic Eight-Understanding Subtraction
*Topic Nine-More Addition and Subtraction
*Topic Ten-Composing Numbers 11-19
*Topic Eleven-Decomposing Numbers 11-19
*Topic Thirteen-Sorting, Classifying, Counting, and Categorizing Data
*Topic Fourteen-Identifying and Describing Shapes
*Topic Fifteen-Position and Location of Shapes
*Topic Sixteen-Analyzing, Comparing, and Composing Shapes
*Topic Seventeen-Step-up to First GradeYou will get a good description of each topic when the Topic Introduction sheet comes home at the beginning of every topic. It will outline vocabulary words we will focus on throughout the topic, prior knowledge that we need to continue to build, and suggested activities and books you can use to extend their learning. There is also a game you can plan on the backside of this work mat.
Here is a reminder of what our Kindergarten Priority Standards and Learning Targets this year!
Attached to every Topic Test you will notice there is a summary of your kinder's learning in comparison to the standards (credit to Mrs. Townsley for creating these!). Please look at what was expected, see how they responded, and continue to push and extend their learning.