Inside a kindergarten classroom with Augustana students

So much fun with such a simple game

Last week was a short week working with the kindergarteners at Longfellow because of their practice for the holiday program on Thursday. I was only able to work with one student on Thursday, but I learned a lot about that student and the kindergarteners I worked with on Tuesday. The students I was able to [...]

Kindergarten Math Strategies!

Since we introduced the iPod games to the kindergartners a couple of weeks ago, most of them are familiar with the games by now. On Friday I was working with some of the higher ability students so I decided that since they were comfortable with the games that I would ask them some questions in [...]

We should be more like elementary students

So I decided to entitle this week’s blog ‘We should be more like elementary students’ because during my work with both the first graders I work with and the kindergarten students, I realized how positive they are about everything. On Monday when I worked with one of the 1st graders, in every activity she participated [...]

Ten Frames Make Learning Easier

Last week was the second week we were able to use the iPods to help the kindergarteners with math, so most of the students knew how to use the touch-screen from the previous week. With the students confident in how to play the math games on the iPods, it was much easier to focus on [...]

Kids catch on quickly

This week, I started working with two kindergarten students at a time since they are now placed in groups by ability level. We are now working only on the iPod’s, and I am amazed at how quickly these young students have caught on to using the them. This was the first time we used only the iPod [...]

1st grade breakthrough with place value!

The two first graders I just started working with are having trouble understanding place value. On their weekly review sheet they have questions that prompts them to draw a certain amount of tens and ones (for example: draw two tens and nine ones so they draw two longs to represent two tens and then they [...]