Inside a kindergarten classroom with Augustana students

Kids Have No Fear in Front of the Camera

Last Thursday was the only day between Augie’s spring break and Longfellow’s spring break I was able to work with some of the kindergarteners. Longfellow is on break this week and next week, so I will not be able to work with the kids for a couple of weeks, but I was able to videotape [...]

Lining ‘Em Up Was Little Challenge

This week I continued working on recognizing and ordering numbers with the kindergarteners. I worked with mostly higher ability students, so they should have had no problems with a game that requires them to order numbers 1-20. We used the game “Line ‘Em Up,” which gives the students a number line with 20 blank spaces, [...]

New iPod game idea for lower level ability learners??

This week I worked with the lowest level kindergartners to the highest level kindergartners and everywhere in-between! With the lowest group, I simply worked on number recognition with numbers 1-10. It came to my attention that we actually do need to focus on this concept because when showing some numbers such as 9 one student [...]

Video taping in action!

Today I decided to video tape some of the kindergartners while they completed a task that involved hands on manipulatives and then the same type of task that involved an iPod game to note any observations of  similarities and differences in how the students completed each task. First, I videotaped a girl and gave her [...]

How to work on multiple skills while using Bingo game!

When working with one of my kindergarten classes this week, I worked with students who were specifically struggling with rote counting and number recognition. I chose to play the game Bingo 1-20 with these particular students so they could work on number recognition. However, I added some more steps to the game in order to [...]