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New Review 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.
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.
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.
Students engage in a discussion about their preconceived ideas about kindergarten. They share their feelings about being in kindergarten and listen to the book "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss.
Students prepare for school and relieve anxiety they might be experiencing in regards to beginning school. In this Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten lesson plan, students develop listening skills, produce rhyming words, and learn to write their names.
Students learn to recite poems and songs that they will recite and sing at their graduation for kindergarten. In this graduation lesson, students memorize and practice 5 poems and songs.
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. The order of procedures is essential; students hear the new words and then listen for how they are used in the story.
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. Kids raise their hands when they hear the words, which have been pre-taught. Prompt connections with other concepts using given comprehension questions for each term and the vocabulary graphic organizers are an excellent option for visual learners.
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. This resource makes your life easy with comprehension questions for each word to prompt connections with outside concepts and graphic organizers as a possible homework assignment. Consider projecting the images here on a screen, as scholars will want to look for the hidden items.
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. Also, comprehension questions prompt scholars to make connections to familiar concepts and visual learners may benefit from the graphic organizers linked here.
Students are read Countdown to Kindergartenby Alison McGhee. For this vocabulary focused lesson, students discover the definitions of two new words. They discuss the meanings of the words as a group both before and after the story is read. This lesson includes the words and meanings.
In this kindergarten English worksheet, students look at a picture and make checks next to correct statements, then identify animals, using a drop down list.
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.
Young scholars create a monthly memory and compile it into a Kindergarten Memory Book. In this memory book lesson, students create a monthly memory page. Young scholars create a graphic organizer in Kidspiration which is developed into a story page. Story pages are compiled into a memory book at the end of the year.
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. There are 44 pages to print; each has one to two standards.
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- Use to guide you as you compose a literacy unit
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For this site word worksheet, students practice tracing the words: will, be and at, then put the words in a set of 2 sentences. A reference web site is given for additional activities.
In this bar graph worksheet, students interpret a bar graph, writing how many students like each given flavor of ice cream. A reference web site is given for additional activities.
In this mapping skills learning exercise, students draw and label 3 items that can be found in their kitchens at home and 3 items that can be found in their bathrooms.
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. They plan what to plant, consider the space requirements different plants might need, and the type of care their plants would require. Finally, they illustrate their dream garden bed. If there is space is available, the lesson could be extended by actually planting a class garden.
Reinforce punctuation skills as well as printing skills with a kindergarten autobiography worksheet. Youngsters write their information, including their name, address, and age, and draw a picture of themselves and the place where they live. Use this sheet as part of a kindergarten portfolio or as a student of the week assignment.