What Makes Us Feel Good About Our Work

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Negative Attitudes in Math


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Sort/Graph: Skull and Bones

Here is a fun math activity for Halloween that will also cover some Kindergarten standards.

Colorado Math Standards:

MA.K.4.2.b Classify objects and count the number of objects in each category

MA.K.1.1.b Count to determine the number of objects

Core Knowledge:

Interpret simple pictorial graphs


Photos coming soon…


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Cover Image Chips and Cheese and Nana’s Knees


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A My Name Is Alice

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Alligators All Around by Maurice Sendak




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If You Were Alliteration


Cover ImageWalter was Worried by Laura Seeger
Cover Image ABC Kids by Simon Basher


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Sneak-a-peek and Assessments

On the tables:

Name tags placed with contact paper

4 pages: Getting to know your child sheet (return later), checklist of places to put supplies, half-sheet with quick things to know such as allergies and how the child is going home each day and finally the daily schedule.

I had the students put their scissors in the colored caddies at their tables, put the large items such as wipes, tissues, and baggies in boxes at the front of the room. The rest of the supplies were left on the table at their spot.

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I also had a large name tag which I had them hold while I took their photo. This will allow me to learn their names before school starts.



The next two days will be assessment days. Each child signed up for 30 minutes to do a 1:1 test.

  1. upper-case alphabet identification
  2. rhyming
  3. lower-case alphabet identification
  4. beginning sounds
  5. alphabet sounds
  6. sight words
  7. DRA up to level 6

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Ice Cream

Counting by 10s ice cream:


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End of the Year Fun

Bubble Day: The kids were given bubble wands and allowed some time to play with them outside.

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Teddy Bear Day: Each child brought a teddy bear to school to use during math. They measured how tall their bears are using cubes, compared bears on a balance scale, and compared bears in many other ways.



Ladybug Day: See plants

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