Ms. Holcomb & Mrs. Childress
G R A P H I N G
The girls were introduced to the idea of graphing using their self portraits! The girls worked together in whole group to graph their hair color. A few days later the girls sat down again to strengthen this skill by graphing their eye color.
In this independent center, the girls were asked to take a close look through images of their friends and graph eye color and hair color. Once the girls were done sorting the images based on their observations they wrote the number for each group on the small chalk blocks.
M E A S U R E M E N T
During our study of homes. the girls were invited to build! The first invitation allowed the girls to create long structures using cubes. The girls created patterns and when they were done they used rulers, measuring tape, and yard sticks to measure their creation. Next, the girls were introduced to blueprints. The girls learned how architects use this as a plan for what they intended to make, The girls measured the blue print, created blue prints of their own, and then built their design. All during the process the girls used their knowledge of measurement to measure throughout each step.
N U M B E R S
In JK we work with numbers all day every day. We work with the girls on identifying numbers, writing numbers, and understanding the number. We call this number sense. What number comes before? What number comes after? What happens if we take one away or add one? We want the girls to have a very strong understanding of each number.
S H A P E S
Jack-o-lanters are such a fun way for the girls to see and play with shapes. The girls were invited to play using playdoh and shapes to create faces.
Shapes are all around us!! Our class went on a shape walk around the room and then around campus to see what shapes we could find. The girls spied shapes on walls, on the ground, and even some fun unexpected places. You can continue this fun activity with your daughter at home or out and about.
P O S I T I O N A L W O R D S
We have been discussing positional words! Above, below, next to, between, over, under, in the middle, and more. The class met on the carpet with Mrs. Childress and met a new friend, Jack Man. He was a silly pumpkin man that the girls were able to help build his body using these terms to see where the pieces needed to go. Next, the girls created silly faces on pumpkins they painted and the girls then described their faces using this new vocabulary.