Aug 24, 2010

Count by 10's

Today was the 4th day of school and I am so impressed with my students! They are catching on very quickly to the rules, policies, and all our procedures in Kindergarten! Today we focused on following directions in Language Arts. We had a worksheet and the students had to listen closely to my directions to know what to do on their paper. They did a fantastic job. I was impressed with how many followed exactly what I said! I often have some that like to venture into their own coloring ideas. :-) In Math we discussed In and Out. We practiced putting things in and taking things out. I knew they would do great and they did! We are getting close to focusing on Left and Right which is a hard subject for most kindergartners. I have some great ideas to help them!

Tuesdays are our special day because we get to go to P.E. and to Music! They earned an "A" for our 50 A's Chart in both activities!!! Yay! The 50 A's is an incentive program to promote good behavior. When we fill up our chart we get to have a party! We can fill up as many charts as possible throughout the year.

I would have to say that the kids get most excited when it is Morning Calendar Time. We do this on the SMARTboard and they are loving it! We have many songs that we sing to help us learn including days of the week, months of the year, weather songs, money songs, counting by 2's, 5's, 10's, and of course some alphabet songs! Their favorite though is without a doubt counting by 10's so I wanted to share it with you! Enjoy!

Count by 10's from Jessica Austin on Vimeo.


  1. They look like a lot of fun! I did see one boy that was yelling and being spastic... Was that the one Brooklyn talked about?