Topic outline

  • General


    Welcome to Mary Snyder's Kindergarten Class

    • Topic 9

      1April is here! Hopefully Spring will stay with us too!
      It is hard to believe that we are in the month of April. This month is filled with much excitement. We will begin practicing for our show. Our show is Friday May 15th at 2:00. Yeah! Also, our themes will be Under the Ocean, Spring has Sprung, and Down on the Farm. We will start new genres of writing -- Poetry and How to stories. In math, we are working hard on problem solving, addition and subtraction. We are learning that two parts of a number make up a whole. If children know the parts of numbers it will help them with addition and subtraction.

      I know we are all looking forward to warmer weather and energy that Spring gives all of us! Happy Spring!

      • Topic 24

        Fun With Math

        Over the next few weeks, the kindergartners will be developing a deeper
        Mathematical Thinking
        how many
        How many red circle do you see? Record your thinking.
        Mary had some balloons. Four were red and two were blue. How many balloons does Mary have?

        Can you solve the problem and share your strategy?
        Fill in the missing numbers
        2,3 ________
        _____ 5,6
        1, _____, 3
        Challenge Question
        Laura had 8 balloons. 5 were red the rest are yellow. How many yellow balloons does Laura have?

        understanding of numbers; informal counting moves towards specific association of one number to an object. This one-to-one correspondence develops a counting procedure that identifies the number of objects in a group and builds a deeper understanding of that number. Your child's ability to represent numbers is determined by their mental relationship with the number. Counting and using models helps children transition to abstract problem-solving activities using numbers instead of objects.

        • Topic 30

          April 1
          School Fun Activities
          ___ Take a deck of cards and take out the face cards. Flip over two cards and add them together. Write down the number sentences as you go.
          ____ Play the same game and subtract the numbers.
          ____ Roll two dice. Add the numbers. Check to see if the number is odd or even. Keep track of how many odd or even numbers you rolled.

          ____ Practice writing the words come and some.
          ____ Read story with your family. Write a new ending for the story.
          ____ Read a story with the character you like. Make a list that describes the character.

          ____ Make a list of thing you can do to help your family this summer.
          ____ Write a letter to somebody in your family and tell them about a time when you had fun together.
          ____ Write about some things you want to do in the warm weather.
          • Topic 39

            Fun with Math!
            Counting and understanding of numbers are connected when building larger numbers. The more the children count, the larger the number. Ten is an important component of our number system. Children learn to visualize teen numbers as a ten frame and a certain number of ones. Children connect the language of two digit symbols to larger numbers.
            making numbers
            • Topic 49

              Writer's Workshop-Informational Writing
              A first step in writing informational text with young writers is How-To writing. Writers become teachers - first choosing a topic that they have experience with and an interest in sharing. Next, they list the items needed, and finally they put writing and drawings in order - "Steps" - to explain "how-to" do their topic. We are excited to take on this new challenge in writing, and look forward to teaching - AND LEARNING - lots of new things!