Beginning a new year in Kindergarten!
Daily 5 and Writer's Workshop
Over the past several of weeks in math, we have learned that math is "shapes, colors, numbers, symbols, counting and figuring things out". We began the year by exploring with various math manipulatives and seeing what our brains could come up with! We then reviewed sorting, colors and shapes through a variety of activities. Some of these included a color hunt around our classroom and a shape hunt around the school. In addition to shapes and colors, we have also focused our learning on writing and identifying numerals 0-5 and counting objects. We have loved playing math games and even learned how to subitize (recognizing a number without having to count). Now that we have built a strong foundation of the numbers 0-5, we are starting to compare these numbers and use the terminology more than, less than, and equal to. We are also learning how to compose and decompose the numbers 0-5.
Elemental Forces and our in house Field Trip!!!
We absolutely loved our soil tunnel in school field trip! The amazing ladies from Beaufort County Conservation came to our school and brought a soil tunnel so that we can see what’s happening under the ground. They also brought in live worms for us to hold, observe, and learn about. It was great fun and an exciting way to begin our new unit: Elemental Forces.We also had some special guests come from Clemson Extension and teach us about plants! They helped the students plant several different types of plants in our planters that are out on our playground! We planted carrots, onions, radishes, celery, and cilantro to name a few!
Buddies!I'm sure by now you’ve heard about our 8th grade buddies! We have had a great time meeting and getting to know them! They practiced reading books together and have played together on the playground! We look forward to morning meetings and lots of fun activities with our new friends! Our new buddies will come visit and work with us once or twice a week for the rest of the year.
Welcome to Mrs. Lindsey and Mrs. Ellen's kindergarten class!! We value educating the whole child through meaningful learning experiences! As teachers are passionate about an innovative learning environment, meaningful lessons, and creating a hands on learning community. I truly enjoy working with children, educators, and families to inspire and support innovative learning. Our classroom community aspires to make a difference in education and our community. By believing that every learner deserves a dimensional education, assured self-concept, positive motivation, experiential learning, good peer relationships, a desire to learn, as well as fundamental knowledge of reading, writing, and math we will continue to grow into problem solvers and information seekers!