My students need sets of the 10-book King Series Kindergarten Collection, math concept books on numbers, counting, & shapes and a Mobile Book Organizer to house them.
This project expired on November 8, 2011.
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As adults, it's hard to recall what it was like learning to count, identify numbers, and figure out geometric shapes. It can be tricky, especially when you're 4 and also must contend with the alphabet, colors, learning to cut, and how to share. Such pressure! An engaging math library is the answer!
I have 2 classes of 18 4-year-old's motivated to learn about everything!
They are enrolled in the School Readiness Language Development Program (SRLDP). Primarily English language learners who qualify for free lunch, the goal of this program, is language development. Students receive instruction in their primary language, Spanish, as well as English language development.
Part of the Pre-K math curriculum includes counting, identifying numbers, and working with geometric shapes. We work on these skills during circle time, in small group activities, and centers. More books on these topics would be a great help. Students will have access to them during Learning Centers time. They will also be able to share the books with their parents during daily Lap Reading. This is 10 minutes at the beginning or end of each class dedicated to student/parent reading.
I've had great success with the King Series readers already received. My students look forward to the small group activities that begin with these books, in large part because each child has their own book. They also enjoy the story topics as well as the opportunity to look for basic sight words.
I strive to integrate literature throughout the curriculum and one area of need is math. We do have some books about numbers, counting, and shapes, but the 'math books' basket has plenty of room for new additions. Many of the requested titles are counting books that integrate science and social studies themes. Some of the requested titles feature my students' favorite characters such as Dora, Hello Kitty, and Mickey Mouse.
The Mobile Book Organizer offers a color-coded system for book storage. Students will help keep our small classroom tidy as they sort books by category. Sorting/classifying is yet another concept in their curriculum!
With so much to learn, my students can benefit from all the resources available.
Readers from the King Series will allow each student to have a book during small group lessons inspired by the King stories. A collection of math concept books housed in a new book organizer would provide opportunities to practice counting, identifying numbers, and recognizing geometric shapes. We're counting on it!
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