During the first week we looked at shapes. Now I'm going to really focus on patterns. This is how I introduced patterns. As students came into class and gathered onto the rug in a circle, I asked … [Read more...]

## I love teaching patterns!

I know what you are thinking, but don't panic. Recognizing, describing, and expanding patterns are crucial for developing math skills, so I always start the school with patterns (K-4). In the younger … [Read more...]

## Kindergarten math curriculum: Week 1 Shape Activities

This week I want to see how my kindergartners are doing on their shapes. Here are some of the activities that we did this week: One day I started the class reading a shape book, "A Perfect Square" … [Read more...]

## Phase 2 Kindergarten math curriculum: Plan day 1

Since I am focusing on patterns this first quarter (about ten weeks), it's time to think about what activities I should do. I want math to be fun, especially with these little kindergarteners who are … [Read more...]

## Phase 1 Kindergarten math curriculum: What is the big picture?

Before I get into the nitty-gritty of designing a new math curriculum, I need to discover the big picture. I'm a visual learner and I like to see an overview map. I have created maps for my older … [Read more...]

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