Hey all and thanks so much for joining me for another week of Kindergarten Step by Step! Today I will be sharing with you all about Fire Safety KinderLiteracy week, a new writing mini lesson, and a couple great math freebies to get your kiddos learning hands-on math!
I know you have all been excited to check in on a writing mini lesson each week so I’m excited to have another one to share with you today! One of those first big lessons we help to establish early on in K is what is the difference between letters, words, and sentences! It’s not just the importance that they know the difference for when it comes to reading… but also writing! When we want our kiddos to make that jump from labeling their pictures to writing words…. and then eventually writing sentences!The lesson you will see in action below is day 2 to the lesson! Day 1 of the lesson is the anchor chart listed below! For this anchor chart the kiddos helped to create letter cards, word cards, and then the teacher wrote her own sentences on the sentence strip!
The students with the teacher’s help sorted the cards and attached them onto the chart!
For math I would like to take the time to share a couple of hands-on and fun ways to continue to practice numbers to 10! Last week we discussed how we can work with numbers to 10 but in a more rigorous way to intrigue all learners… those that do and may not know their know their numbers to 10!
Up first is an idea I shared awhile back but I wanted to make sure I brought it back up because it’s so fun and offers so many opportunities for learning! Also, please note that you a download the cards for the organic number line for free ****HERE****
So, what’s the big deal with a number sense line? Well, first off… you can use this is in a number line (hanging) or just simply build it on the carpet with your students as a math warm up! If using in the hanging fashion you can use the larger number header cards or just go straight to the number cards! You can build the number line number by number as you introduce it in the classroom. You can also mix up the number cards 1-10 and let the kiddos know that they will be helping you to fix up the number line and place it back into order. You can start by placing one or two numbers down onto the carpet. Then, hand out the additional number cards to the students around you. The students will have to problem solve as to where to lay their card down. If you started by placing the 2 and 9 card down… they have a 5 card. Where does their 5 card go? Before the 9? After the 9?You can then bump this up by adding in the ten frame cards, finger cards, tally mark cards, and/or bumping up numbers to 20! It’s amazing what learning can occur with just some paper number cards 🙂