# Shari Sloane - Educational Consultant

kindergarten Oh, how I love easy games that are engaging for the kiddos and require low prep time! Especially when those games develop critical skills, like composing and decomposing numbers and making combinations for ten. Students who know their combinations for ten (ex., 3 + 7, 2 + 8, etc.), and understand how numbers can be decomposed, have powerful tools for developing fact fluency. For example, a student who knows that 5 can be decomposed into 2 and 3 can use that knowledge to master a more difficult fact, like 8 + 5, by making a 10 and then adding 3 more. Along the same lines, a student can extend the knowledge that 7 and 3 makes 10 to multi-digit numbers, and decompose 25 to grab a 3 and make a friendly number out of 37. So, tonight I have two versions of the same game.

Math! We start out after lunch with Math Meeting {Calendar}. Every child has a binder made from Cara's Calendar Companion that they use as we go through the Calendar. I love how engaged and involved they are when they have something to do instead of just sitting and listening. I also made a smartboard calender meeting to go along with it. After Math Meeting, we do a 30 minute math lesson. Then we break for recess and come back in to do our Math Tubs for 30 minutes {this is also one of the times I have parents come in and help}.

Parts of Speech The parts of speech explain how a word is used in a sentence. There are eight main parts of speech (also know as word classes): nouns, pronouns, adjectives, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions and interjections. Most parts of speech can be divided into sub-classes.Prepositions can be divided into prepositions of time, prepositions of place etc. Nouns can be divided into proper nouns, common nouns, concrete nouns etc. It is important to know that a word can sometimes be in more than one part of speech.

How To Teach 3D Shape in the Early Years Hands-on ideas and printables for teaching young children 3D shapes. Much of what I wrote then is still true today in schools. Young children need repeated hands-on play with different 3D shapes to understand them and they need clear, accurate information from their teachers to avoid the confusion between surface or two dimensional shapes and three-dimensional shapes that exists in many young children. This post contains affiliate links. It provides many ideas for activities that can help support a young child's growing understanding of shape.

Cursive Writing [Age Rating] [Introduction] [Printable Worksheets] Age Rating All children develop as individuals. Parents and caregivers should use the age ratings below as a general guideline, taking the abilities, temperament and interests of their children into account. Ages 9+ Can complete without assistance. Age 8 Can complete with minimal assistance after directions are given.

What would you do with an egg plate? So I found these cute little egg pans at Walmart a while back for only 97 cents a piece and I knew I had to do something with them, but what? I think there are about a 1000 ideas that ran through my head, but in the end I decided to make a little differentiated math activity for my upcoming change in math stations. I know that one of the strategies for differentiating is using different kinds of materials so I'm always looking for new and interesting ways to use items I find. Probably just like everyone else out there. Since my kinders are working on subtraction, I wanted to make a BUMP-like subtraction game.

Winter Color By Sum Game FREE - Teacher Tam These addition coloring games are a fun way for students to practice addition facts AND fine motor skills. This free set includes 2 pages of addition games that use 2 dice and 2 pages of games for 3 dice. For the last 2 pages, students use the sum of 2 dice plus 10. These games address the following Common Core Standards* for kinder, first, and second: Kindergarten Addition Activity - Planning Playtime I have a fun new Kindergarten Addition Activity for you today, and it takes no prep time. If you have two simple tools in your classroom, you have an instant math center that the kids will love. The best educational tools, toys, and games are the ones that can be used over and over again for different activities. Dominoes are something we use often for all kinds of math fun. We also love Snap cubes, and use them in a number of our activities.

Kindergarten . Grade-by-Grade . Going to School . PBS Parents What They Learn in First Grade The Basics First grade marks an important milestone for young children who finally feel like part of a “big” school. They may eat in the cafeteria for the first time or play outside during recess without the direct supervision of their own teacher, experiences that help first graders feel more independent. Math Tools The Rekenrek You can purchase the Rekenrek or make your own. 3 reasons to make your own:

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