Academic Enrichment | week of January 29th | Tallmadge

Measuring: The kindergarten students have been learning how to measure to the nearest inch and half inch.

Their first walking field trip to the Tallmadge Library!
This student is measuring a tissue box to the nearest whole or half of an inch.
This student is journaling about how she jumped out of bed in the morning, because she was so excited to come to school!
This student is measuring lines on a paper to the nearest whole or half of an inch and recording it.

A peak into next week: Measuring to the nearest forth of an inch.


Academic Enrichment | week of January 22nd | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the students have been learning how to tell time to the hour, half past, quarter past and quarter till.

This child is reading digital time and then creating it by herself on an analog clock.
This child is reading quarter till times and demonstrating what that would look like on a clock, by drawing it on a paper clock book he is creating.

A Peak into Next Week: Using a ruler to measure inches and centimeters


A Peek into Science | 1/15 and 1/22 | Tallmadge Campus

MLK Jr. Brown/White Egg Experiment: The students used their five senses to observe the similarities and differences between brown and white eggs. After cracking both eggs they came to an understanding that people and eggs may look very different on the outside but are the same on the inside.

Balloon Rocket: We tied string between two chairs and placed a straw on the string. Then, we blew up a balloon and taped it to the straw. After that we released the blown up balloon and watched the balloon shoot to the other chair. As the air rushed out of the balloon, it created a forward motion called thrust. We talked about how thrust is a pushing force created by energy. That is why the balloon was able to move between chairs.


Academic Enrichment | week of January 15th | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past week the students have been learning how to tell time to the hour, half past and quarter past.

This child is reading the time “quarter past 5” and demonstrating what that would look like on a clock by drawing it on a dry erase board.
This child was so excited to read 7:15 and then use a clock to create quarter past 7 on his own.
This child is reading digital time and then creating it by himself on an analog clock.

A Peak into Next Week: continue time (quarter till)


A Peek Into Reading Group

Over the past few weeks due to all of the days off, the kindergartners listened to a story called The Fire Cat. This story is about a cat who constantly gets in to trouble, and then ends up doing great things after working with a group of firemen. We had an interpretive discussion about the story. We talked about why Mrs. Goodkind told Pickles he isn’t good or bad but “mixed-up”, and why was Pickles happy at the end of the story. They had to write down responses to questions and draw a picture of a scene from the story. The kindergartners even got to act out a scene where Pickles chased the smaller cats. They love getting to move and pretend to be the characters from stories.

A Peek Into the Next Two Weeks

-The students will listen to a poem.

-The students will learn about rhythm in poems.

-The students will practice choral reading.

 

 


Academic Enrichment | week of January 8th | Tallmadge

Telling Time: The past couple of weeks the students have been learning how to tell time to the hour and half past.

Parts of a Clock: These students are learning the different parts of a clock: face, minute hand and hour hand.
I Have… Who has??? These students are playing a game where they have to read an analog clock to identify what time their clock says, then they have to read the digital time to ask who has a specific time.

A Peak into Next Week: continue time (hour and half past)


A Peak into Reading Group

The last story we read is called Me First. It was about two siblings that always wanted to win and be first. By the end of the story they end up helping each other and stop arguing. The kindergartners continued to practice reading along with the purple highlighted sentences. We had a discussion with interpretive questions about the story. Such as, “Why did the kids stop arguing amd start cooperating by the end of the story.” These discussions help the students to delve deeper into the meaning of the story and analyze the characters actions.

The students are writing down what they were wondering about after hearing the story for the first time.

 

Sharing why Martha helped clean the cob webs off of Hal.
Sharing drawings with each other.

 


Academic Enrichment | week of December 11th | Tallmadge

The kindergarten students have been working hard on learning dynamic multiplication using the golden beads, stamp game, bead frame, multiplication bead board and dot board to solve problems.

Cursive: This child is practicing writing cursive letters. She is developing multiple skills involving her eyes, arms, hands, memory, posture and body control.

Multiplication Bead Board: These students have been working very hard to complete all of the multiples of 1’s through 10’s by multiplying by 1 through 10. For example 1×1 through 1×10, 2×1 through 2×10, 3×1 through 3×10 etc.

 

Academic Enrichment | week of December 4th | Tallmadge

The kindergarten students have been working hard on learning both static and dynamic multiplication using the golden beads, stamp game, bead frame and dot board to solve problems.

Stamp Game: This child is using the stamp game to do multiplication. It works like the golden beads but instead of unit beads there are unit stamps. Instead of ten bars there are ten stamps. Instead of hundred squares there are hundred stamps. Instead of thousand cubes there are thousand stamps.
Multiplication Bead Board: This child is practicing multiplication by placing the number being multiplied on the board as many times as the multiplier indicates. This work leads to the memorization of the essential multiplication tables.
Journal: This child is using his journal time to write about riding on a flying reindeer.

A Look Into Next Week: Static and Dynamic (exchanging) Multiplication 

  • Exchanging 1s, 10s, 100s and 1000s
  • Using single units, 10 bars, 100 squares and 1000 cubes
  • Discovering that multiplication is simply repeat addition

A Peek Into Reading Group

The last couple of weeks we read a Russian folk tale called The Three Wishes. The story was about a poor man and his white who were granted three wishes by an Imp. They did not use their wishes wisely and ended up wishing sausages to be hung from the husbands nose! In the story we learned some new vocabulary words  trudged, useless, and slumped. The kindergartners were able to act out one of the vocabulary words, and had many writing and interpretive activities.

The kindergartners are acting out trudging through the gym.
This student is sharing his drawing of what he thinks the Imp looks like from the story.
The group is writing whether they would or would not wish the sausages off the man’s nose if they were the wife.

A Peek Into the next two weeks

-The kindergartners will be reading a story called Me First.

-The kindergartners will have discussions about the concept of going first and taking turns.

-The kindergartners will learn new vocabulary words: arguing, sprinted, and trotted.