Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Exploring the Classroom Centers

There are several centers in the classroom.  Throughout the day the children are given opportunities to explore different centers and choose various activities to work on; either on their own, with a friend, or with Ms. Deb. In the pictures below you can can see the children practicing an assortment of skills in the writing center and working on fun activities that enhance their knowledge of letter recognition, letter sounds, shapes, and counting.

Using chalk to write lines, letters, and numbers. 

Practicing writing letters together to form a word!  
Matching upper and lower case letters to make the
beginning sound of the pictures shown on the cards.

She is finding the lower case letters that correspond to the upper case letters. 

Building with magnetic shapes.
He discovered that the circles fit inside the squares!

Counting beads from one through ten.

Counting the beads and matching the number to the written numeral in the cups.

Ohio Pre-Kindergarten Content Standards:
  • Mathematics
    • Counting and Cardinality
      • Know number names and the count sequences.
        • Count to 10 by ones. 
        • Identify the symbol and name numerals 1-9. 
      • Count to tell the number of objects.
        • Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality. 
    • Number, Number Sense and Operations
      • Count to 10 in the context of daily activities and play. 
    • Geometry
      • Compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. 
  • English Language Arts
    • Reading Standards: Foundational Skills
      • Phonics and Word Recognition: Know and apply grade-level phonics and word-analysis skills in decoding words:
        • Demonstrate a beginning understanding of links between letters and sounds. 
    • Language Standards
      • Conventions of Standard English
        • Scribble familiar words with mock letters and some actual letters.