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I am a wife, a mother to 2 boys, and a Christian Kindergarten Teacher. Besides spending time with my family, I enjoy sewing, scrapbooking, quilting and creating innovative, hands on lessons for my students.

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Monday, November 11, 2013

The importance of learning with Ten frames and Read the Room in Pre-K

Debbie Diller and other succesful educators have said that children can distinguish between objects when they have a frame to seperate them. This would be why word walls, number walls and many educational posters frame there content so that children can concentrate on one space and not get everything all jumbled together. This is especially important when learning how to decode words and counting. One to one correspondence practice where a child places one object in one section of an egg carton is the same idea. This year I have been working diligently with my pre-kers on using 10 frames. I am seeing this tool used more and more often to help with counting, one to one correspondence, identifying amounts and grouping. There are endless possiblilities for using these in the classroom. This week after practicing with the ten frames from my Hibernation Unit we completed the following worksheet. You can see that the child who colored in red understood the concept pretty well but the child that colored in brown needed a one on one lesson after what he did to his paper: I am also a firm believer in read the room activities for this age group. You can see from the recording sheets above that some students are able to accomplish this tasks and some are not. However, both students are getting exposed to proper letter formation, the idea that words have meaning, word picture association and common spelling patterns. On top of these valuable literacy objectives, vocabulary aquisition is amazing through this activity! This one read the room activity from my Hibernation Unit exposed my class to 15+ animals, some of which they had never seen or heard of. If you have not had the opportunity to use either of these activities in your room I would highly recommend them. You can find several options for read the room for $1.00 in my store to get you started or you can find mega packs that include 22+sets of read the room units. For the 10 frame worksheet see my Fall interactive worksheets 201pgs for $10.00. Go to my TpT store! Till next time, Christine

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