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Hi! What are some of your go-to activities for having kids do simple counting/making sets to 10, add and take away etc? Looking for whole-group activities to start. Thanks.
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Grandma I am curious as to what you would do with the child/children who are way beyond 1-10 activities entering your classrooms? I ask that because we are trying to determine the right placement for our soon to be 5 dgd. I volunteered in her older brother's K class a few years ago, and I know that if she was only getting 1- 10 activities even now at this ...See More
Jan 18, 2015
Sue Math and reading skills are great. What are her social skills like? Kindergarten is often as much a social experience as an academic one. I have never seen regression of skills in a kindergarten student, even if adaptations are not made for a higher skill base. She may enjoy the social experience of play and crafting and exploring. As kindergarten ...See More
Jan 23, 2015
Grandma Thanks. This child has older siblings and is a very
outgoing and confident child. Here K is full day. We kept
three children and grandchildren out of K and just started
them in first and they did just fine as a six or seven
year old. The one we did start in K, there was a lot of
the craft type stuff and he needed the fine motor
pr...See More
Jan 23, 2015
Jacque/WA/K-1/nbct 2006 I teach full day kindergarten and though I have a district mandated math curriculum that is whole group instruction, I manage to provide "Math Groups" after that which are open-ended or higher level.....higher kids may have to use two dice rather than one for lower students, I use Math Tiles from Joyful Noise and children progress through...See More
Jan 23, 2015
Grandma Thanks, Jacque: What you describe is what I would be looking for, but I know at the school her siblings attend, that whole group math is all they do with the children. There is no gifted program at that school either. None of the K teachers there are nationally board certified and all of them have been teaching K for several years. The school resem...See More
Jan 24, 2015

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