Literacy is a big deal in kindergarten! We have begun our focus on literature through working on comprehension. There are many ways to demonstrate our ability to comprehend text including these examples: asking and answering questions about a story, connecting to a text with personal experiences, and analyzing text through familiar stories. Over the course of the past couple of months, the children have been exposed to many different stories both fiction and nonfiction and used these comprehension strategies to become readers. The children have also learned that there are three ways to read a book… read the pictures, read the words, and retell the story. This strategy has become very helpful during our Daily 5 literacy time. In Kindergarten, we use the Daily 5 model during our literacy time to help us have meaningful reading experiences each day. So far, we have focused on 4 of the Daily 5 rotations.
Over the past couple of months in math, we have learned that math is "shapes, colors, numbers, symbols, and counting…". We have gone on a color hunt and a shape hunt, counted many different kinds of objects, played fun math games of all kinds, and even learned how to subitize (recognizing a number without having to count).
Elemental Forces Unit
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.
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!