Simply ScienceScience is something that is often put on the back burner in kindergarten, right? We are so busy teaching the literacy and math standards it often leaves very little time for science. However, as a country we lag behind in science. So what is important about science? We need to build excitement, teach the scientific process, and show the connection to reading, writing and math!
Games GaloreTeachers love to play games! Here's my best secret...it isn't important to have a million games. If you teach the kids a few basic games, you can simply change the standard and change the clip art and they think it is a new game. This means that more time is spent learning the standard than how to play a new game.
- Children need to have a visual of the words you are choosing from. Place them in front of the word wall, give them a printed copy of the spelling words, etc.
- Each child needs a dry erase board to record their guess.
- Tell the children how many letters are in the word.
- Invite them to draw that many lines on their board.
- Read through the list of words with the children identifying the ones that have 3 letters.
- Children record their guess.
- Invite a child to guess a letter.
- Once the letter is recorded, or not recorded, the children must look at their word to determine if it still fits.
- Read through the list of words again. Identify the 3 letter words, with or without, the guessed letter.
- This means that more time is spent actually reading the words and looking at the features than at just random guessing!
Group, Partner, Team: Small Groups for Math SuccessWe all want to make the most of our small group time during math!
ResourcesHere are the resources I used to plan these sessions.
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