Category Archives: Class Updates
Yes kindergarten students can code! We started off our coding adventures with the app Kodable. They loved it! Even after the Hour of Code, our students pleaded with us to play it. So, every morning before the bell rings, you can find our students coding. As you can see from our padlet below, they even formed their own coding club to get support from their classmates. ♥Dr.McGaughy
This was our first project using the app Showme. After we read about the first Thanksgiving, students retold the events to a partner in a Turn and Talk. Then students used the Showme app to draw their pictures. After they completed their pictures they practiced what they wanted to say and then recorded it with our help.
2 boxes of 24 count crayons
1 pack markers
1 pack dry erase markers
1 plastic tray of watercolors
2 dozen #2 pencils
8 glue sticks
2 folders with prongs
1 bottle hand sanitizer
1 bottle liquid soap
1 container disinfectant wipes
2 boxes of tissues
1 box of Ziploc bags
(boys-gallon size/girls-quart size)
Our students are learning how to “do” math, but they are also learning how to articulate what they are learning. Math journals are a great way for students to organize and record their work without the structure of a worksheet. They support students’ learning because, in order to get their ideas on paper, children must organize, clarify, and reflect on their thinking.
We had a great first week of school! Our class had a fun time singing, dancing and building a classroom community. Students also learned about each other’s names through numerous activities like graphing. We used our carpet to create a graph showing the number of letters in our names.