What's New in Kindergarten?




Here Are Some Math Games That Use Subitizing -  Understanding how many without counting.
Click on the name of the game to open a new window and play!



Five Frames:     Students manipulate objects to fill and answer the question “how many” in a five frame.
 
Ten Frames:    Students manipulate objects to fill and answer the question “how many” in a ten frame
 
Number Rack (Rekenrek): Students use the number rack to develop an understanding of number and quantity.
You can change the amount of beads on the string, in multiples of 5. Build your own rekenrek using red and white beads and a piece of string.
 
Concentration:    Students play concentration finding the number word that matches the numeral, ten frame or dot
representation.

Some tools we use for subitizing in school include:




September 18, 2018

Dear Parents,

Thank you for joining us for Meet the Teacher Night! It was a pleasure to meet you and talk about our curriculum and goals for kindergarten. Please feel to contact us with questions or comments.

Sincerely,
Ms. Cohen and Ms. Skolnik


CONVERSATION HOMEWORK

        The connection between school and home is a big part of what makes  kindergarten a successful experience. Talking about your child’s time in school helps him/her remember events, solidify the learning experience, and practice conversational skills. It also keeps you abreast about our goings-on.  You might have asked your child, “What did you do in school?” and gotten the response, “I don’t remember.”

        Conversation Homework is a way of helping children remember, and share the knowledge with you.  It’s best to begin your conversation with a broad, open-ended question such as, “What did you do in school?” If that doesn’t yield results, you can narrow it by asking things like,“What books did you read?” “What math project are you working on?”

        The broader questions require more critical thinking skills, which is an important part of our curriculum. If your child is not there yet, he or she will hopefully get there over the next few months if you make talking about school a regular part of your day.