Olympic Learning

The KinderPals have been focusing their learning these past two weeks on the Olympic motto, “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” We have learned about how athletes try their best and how we should always try our best in everything we do. We have learned about the sports that are in the Winter Olympics and have talked about what it would be like to be an Olympian. We have even used Canada’s medal count as the basis for some of our Math work. Here is a sample of some of the work we have done:

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Advent Chains

Sunday is December 1st, and when you are five or six years old, it is a LONG wait until Christmas! Today the KinderPals made advent chains to help them count down the days until Santa arrives. Can you see that the chains are made in an AB pattern?

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Using Dice in Math

Dice are great tools to use when learning Math concepts, and the KinderPals have been using dice to practice their numbers and addition facts. Here are some photos of the KinderPals hard at work and you will find the results of that work on each student’s personal blog at kidblog.org/KinderPals.

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Math Centers

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Most of our Math learning is done through play and using manipulative materials. Here you will see photos of the Kindergarten students creating sets to match the numerals and the Grade 1’s building sets to tell a number story. The next step in their learning is recording the numerals and number stories (equations) to show […]

Kindergarten as a Model For Other Grades

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This weekend I have the privilege of facilitating a discussion at the ConnecteEdCanada national education conference at the Calgary Science School with my #kinderchat colleagues, Amy Murray (from Alberta) and Mardelle Sauerborn (from Eastern BC). Our presentation is titled “The Kindergarten Program as a Model for Other Grades” So often Kindergarten is considered separate and […]