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Early Morning in the Kindergarten

By Sherry Moman

It is 8:15am.  A few kindergartners are already waiting outside the classroom door eager to begin their day.  Our “Morning Check In” time (an inside choice time) provides children with ample time and flexibility to transition smoothly into the school day.  It is also an open invitation … What would you like to do today?  There are so many possibilities! Children may choose to build a restaurant or a rocket ship, create all kinds of things with “beautiful junk”, draw, paint, weave, sew, solve puzzles, read or write a book, or perhaps catch up on an unfinished project.   Each … READ MORE »

Dice Race and Kindergarten Math

By Sherry Moman

Dice Race and Kindergarten Math Game playing is an engaging, stimulating, and essential component of our kindergarten mathematics curriculum.  Games give students opportunities to explore fundamental number concepts such as the counting sequence, one-to-one correspondence, and computation strategies. Engaging mathematical games can also encourage students to explore number combinations, place value, patterns, and other mathematical concepts. Further, they afford opportunities for students to deepen their mathematical understanding and reasoning.  When children have the opportunity to play games repeatedly, mathematical ideas emerge as they notice new patterns, relationships, and strategies.  (NCTM)  Without a doubt, games are an important tool for learning … READ MORE »