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Kindergarten CCSS Math Vocabulary Word List
Help kindergartners develop the academic language they need to master the Common Core standards with this list of math vocabulary. Including the definitions of each term as well as a set of word cards with supporting images and examples, this resource is a dream come true for any kindergarten teacher.
K Math 40 Views 32 Downloads
The Common Core Literacy Standards - Pre-K Posters
Knowing the Common Core standards is a must for educators and learners alike. Here is an extensive set of literacy standards based on current kindergarten standards, but modified for learners in pre-school. The set includes display ideas, a rationale, and image-rich posters that state each literacy standards in friendly comprehensible language.
Pre-K Language Arts 30 Views 11 Downloads
The Common Core Literacy Standards - Kindergarten Posters
Can we do it? Yes we can! Your class can become Common Core masters with a fine set of posters that state each of the kindergarten literacy standards in a friendly "we can" statement. Each of the posters contains two standards, a "we can" statement, the standard identifier, and a graphic to support understanding.
K Language Arts 36 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
“I Can” Common Core! Kindergarten Language
With a positive attitude kids can do just about anything, including master the Common Core. Reading foundational skills and language development is the focus of this great "I can" checklist made especially for learners in kindergarten. The poster provides 18 Common Core standards which can be checked off as your class works on language development throughout the term.
K Language Arts 16 Views 14 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Garden Planning - Kindergarten
Stimulate class interest in garden planning and the growing cycle by reading, Water, Weed, Wait or This Year’s Garden. After a discussion of the types of gardens, the requirements for a successful garden, and the supplies necessary, class members draw a bird’s-eye-view of their dream garden.
K - 1st Health 15 Views 55 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Transitioning To Kindergarten: Life In Kindergarten
Pupils investigate Kindergarten and the different activities that are found there. They are introduced to the classroom and procedures with the help of a puppet show. Then students color in a worksheet that focuses around the expectations of the school.
K Social Studies & History 25 Views 48 Downloads
Life Before Kindergarten
Students investigate the life that takes place before going to kindergarten. They brainstorm about some of the key events that are common for children entering school. Students create two drawings about life before kindergarten and create notes from reflection.
K Social Studies & History 16 Views 24 Downloads
Days of the Week
Cover both capitalization and the days of the week with a great kindergarten activity! Kids read each day of the week out loud, then write the name of the day on a line. They answer three questions about certain days of the week, including which days they go to school, and what day is it today.
K - 1st Language Arts 51 Views 65 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Introduce Vocabulary: Kindergarten Count to 100
During read-aloud of Kindergarten Count to 100 by Jacqueline Rogers, children listen for context clues about vocabulary that includes the words "first," "second," and "third." I love the way vocabulary development skills are integrated with math fundamentals like ordinal numbers and counting to 100.
K Language Arts 26 Views 107 Downloads
Introduce Vocabulary: Countdown to Kindergarten (McGhee)
Budding readers will relate to Allison McGhee's story Countdown to Kindergarten in which a young girl is worried about not being able to tie her shoes once she gets to school. This is a fun way to teach vocabulary in context, although there are only two words outlined here: allow and doomed.
K - 3rd Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Introduce Vocabulary: Kindergarten ABC (Rogers)
As kindergartners are learning the alphabet, expand their vocabulary in the process using Jacqueline Rogers' book Kindergarten ABC. Each page features a letter and various objects for scholars to locate in the picture, and they focus on five key vocabulary words: acorn, calendar, easel, pretend, and scavenger.
K - 1st Language Arts 7 Views 18 Downloads
Introduce Vocabulary: Kindergarten Count to 100 (Rogers)
Combine counting and vocabulary in context using Jacqueline Rogers' Kindergarten Count to 100. Suggested words for this text are: first, fountain, salute, second, and third. By introducing the terms before reading the text, you're helping kids utilize context clues as they listen for the words in the story.
K - 3rd Language Arts 5 Views 34 Downloads
Kindergarten: Counting and Cardinality Formative Assessment Task
Kindergarten partners take turns using number cards and a five frame to demonstrate their understanding of the relationship between numbers and quantities. Testers observe how partners discuss and match the numbers with the visual representation.
Pre-K - 1st Math 9 Views 23 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Writing Process and Application
Here is an excellent, four-page worksheet that can be used as a reading and writing assessment tool by a kindergarten teacher. Learners follow instructions given, identify pictures and words, and sound out letter sounds. An answer key is provided in this impressive resource.
K Language Arts 29 Views 82 Downloads
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten
Get your students ready for reading with this vocabulary preview of words found in the book, Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten. Each slide provides a word from the story and an image to reinforce meaning. Tip: Ask students each word prior to showing them the presentation, write down what they think each word means and then discuss the actual definitions.
Pre-K - K Language Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
Where's That Shape?
Your kindergartners know their shapes - but can they identify their locations? A 3x3 grid contains geometric shapes such as diamonds, circles, and hexagons, and pupils locate the shapes within the grid. Which shape is underneath the rectangle?
K - 2nd Math 37 Views 109 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Sorting the Trees
Perfect for a math lesson during your apple unit. Kindergartners count the apples on each tree, and then count how many trees have three, four, and five apples. Once they're done counting, they draw three trees with different amounts of apples on them, and add all the trees together.
Pre-K - K Math 18 Views 108 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Spot the Doubles
Have fun with counting and ladybugs! Kindergartners count the number of spots on the first half of the bug's wings, then double the number to practice their addition skills. Have kids color the ladybugs when they're finished with the math. A pertinent exercise for addressing Common Core standards in math!
K - 1st Math 20 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Taking 1 Away
Kindergartners who love animals will adore this sweet subtraction activity. They study pictures of birds, frogs, and ladybugs, and count how many are left if they take away one. Once they finish, they can color the animals and display their art.
Pre-K - 1st Math 9 Views 17 Downloads CCSS: Designed