Inside a kindergarten classroom with Augustana students

Light Bulb turns on with use of Spanish Language

The week before winter break was very hectic so I was not able to update my blog until now. However, I had some interesting encounters the last week with the Kindergarteners. I was able to work with one student who I have not spent a lot of time with before and has difficulty understanding due [...]

Assessment Time

During the our last week with the kindergartners before Christmas break, Kate and I did a lot of assessment. We assessed the students on their counting abilities, number recognition, shape recognition, and more. Although these weren’t the most fun activities to do with the students, it was interesting to see how well they were doing. [...]

Math Jeopardy

This week during my work with the kindergartners, we split the class up into different groups to play some math games. We grouped the students by ability so students of the same or similar ability were in the same group. We also had two different activities. For the higher ability group, Kate and I created [...]

Assessment, Assessment, Assessment!

This week was full of assessment for our students.  We were assessing each student on their second quarter math skills.  This includes being able to count to 50, write the numbers 0-10, and drawing triangles and rhombuses to name a few things on the assessment.  There are some students who can do this without flaw, [...]

Kids do amazing things!

This week while working with our number sense students I decided to focus on using the manipulatives with my students since we used the iPads last week. The three activities I focused on this week were the puzzle activity, lining up number cards 1-20, and counting with little people manipulatives. For the puzzle activity students [...]

Number Irreversibility

Blog #2 12/2/11   This week, I worked with a student who is really struggling to identify numbers and recognize the teen numbers as different from single digit numbers. For example, the student sees the number 4 and the “4” in 14 as the same number, not fully comprehending the meaning of the number 14. [...]

The Light Bulb goes on…

This week during my work with the kindergartners we worked with the number sense iPad apps that Randy made. For most of the kids I worked with the count sort app, which is an app that lets the students practice their counting by dragging the shape to the side and counting out loud. The other [...]

Encounter with a new student

Today, I ended up working with one of our students for the first time.  He had not been at school the other times we had pulled out students individually or in small groups.  When I pulled him out in the small group, I did not know what level he would be at.  Since I wasn’t [...]