There are two important areas of focus:
Ø learning numbers and what numbers represent
Ø addition and subtraction.
Expand Mathematical Thinking Through Exploration
Ø Number Sense- comparing and order
Ø Sorting, Classifying, Counting and Data
Ø Hands-on Exploration- Math Centers
Ø Integrating literacy which reinforce math concepts
English and Language Arts
Ø Use a combination of drawing, dictating, and writing
Ø Name what they are writing about and supply some information about the topic.
Ø Naming and writing upper- and lowercase letters
Ø Matching letters to sounds and using other methods to figure out unfamiliar words when reading and writing
Ø Learning and using new words
Ø Identifying words that rhyme
Ø Reading common words such as the, of, you, are, she, and my
Ø All About ME
Ø What do we see in a neighborhood?
Ø Who are our Community Helpers?
KITES Kits - Observation, Questioning, Experimentation, Recording in Class Journal, Fun!
Ø Life Science
Ø Physical Science
Ø “Marbles, Tracks, and Ramp”