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Time, symmetry, and unexpected turns
This is a story of how a kindergarten lesson on telling time turned into a lesson on symmetry. It all started with a fun, colorful clock, with numbers 1 through 12 made out of shapes (some related to the number, … Continue reading
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Functions in Kindergarten – A favorite
A few weeks ago I did a series of lessons with the kindergartners about one of my favorite topics to do with this age group: functions! I recall being quite surprised when I introduced the concept to my daughter when … Continue reading
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Tagged 5 years old, function machine, functions, Kindergarten, Main Line Classical Academy
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As many opinions as there are shapes: fun with “Which one doesn’t belong – A shapes book”
Last week, the main theme of both my Kindergarten and my second grade math classes was geometry. We did a number of activities that explored various shapes and their properties, but the biggest hit in both classes was Which one … Continue reading
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Tagged 2nd grade, 5 years old, 6 years old, 7 years old, definitions, fun discussion, geometry, Kindergarten, Main Line Classical Academy, wodb
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Kids are like marbles
In addition to teaching Kindergarten, 2nd grade, and partially 3rd4th grades at the Main Line Classical Academy, I am also continuing to teach enrichment math at the Golden Key Russian School. There, I have two groups of Kindergartners, one group … Continue reading
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Tagged 4 years old, 5 years old, addition, arithmetic, counting, Golden Key Russian School, group activity, Kindergarten, making 10, subtraction
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Who’s the Oldest: Conversation with Kindergartners
Yesterday, I overheard a wonderful conversation between our Kindergarten teacher and the Kindergartners. The kids needed to line up to exit the classroom and the teacher told them to line up by age, oldest to youngest. Immediately, one of the … Continue reading
Story Math in Kindergarten: Two of Everything
Friday is story day in our Kindergarten math class. For our first book we read Two of Everything, a Chinese folktale. We then had a wonderful discussion and the kids asked some very insightful questions. Here is a brief synopsis of … Continue reading
What is a number? – First week of Kindergarten Math
My first week of teaching has been a lot of fun! This post is about some of the things we did with the Kindergartners. On the first day, after introductions and getting to know each other, I asked them what … Continue reading
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