Do the children in your classroom know each other’s names? At winter break, are they still pointing to “that girl?” Doing activities in the early weeks of school that use the children’s own names will do wonders for building your classroom community. At the same time, you can be doing math—as well as literacy!
Learning labs provide a time for teachers from different schools to come together and think in-depth about math. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 marked the date of the last learning lab for the Innovations program (i3), which concluded after four years of intensive math professional development.
This video from our Focus on the Lesson series demonstrates an activity for teaching capacity in kindergarten and preschool. Students look at two containers and try to determine which one would hold more liquid.