Beginning of School: August/September Photos
Filling our Room with LOVE!
Time to meet a few friends . . . .
Our Center Time is student choice time. We have blocks, dramatic play center, painting, Sand/Water Table, Play dough and more. Typically I have had parent volunteers assisting while I work with individuals.
It is Royalty Day! We celebrated completing our first week of kindergarten together.
Hip Hip Hooray For " The Kingdom of Kindergarten!
Thank you so much for your donations for our class at our Kindergarten Shower. Much much appreciated!
Hope you enjoy seeing these cute photos. The children looked great with all their patterns and had a fun day!
What you may not know is why we spend time learning about patterns in Kindergarten.
Here is a little background on the research.
Explicit teaching of patterns and pattern awareness is so important even at a young age. According to research, the ability to see mathematical patterns can predict later math achievement. (Rittle-Johnson,B., Fyfe,E.R., Hofer, K.G., Farran, D.C. 2010 ) The following are some important skills taught by pattern awareness:
- Patterns teach sequencing and predicting
- Pattern awareness leads to higher level thinking and helps children with later mathematical skills such as algebra and logic.
Patterns show logical connections and teach reasoning skills and later mathematical understanding.
Identifying patterns are important in later seeing mathematical relationships and understanding number operations.
Pattern awareness helps with spatial thinking and directionality which is so important for young children in both math and reading.
FUN TIMES ON PATTERN DAY!
WRITERS SHARING OUR STORIES
Making fire trucks and doing a little marble painting . . .
WE MADE FORKY IN STEAM CLASS!
Learning to use our "snap words" to write simple sentences.