Category Archives: Kindergarten Learning

Math Focus

This week we are beginning a new unit in Investigations: Data Gathering and Analysis. Sounds a bit serious for grade one, but will actually be loads of fun as we explore meaningful questions, look at different ways to represent our … Continue reading

Caldecott Celebration

The kindergarteners have immersed themselves with the rich literature and illustrations of the Caldecott medal winners. Mahalo to Kumu Kanani for her part in exposing our young readers to these books. Mahalo to Mrs. Rosehill for lending her expertise to … Continue reading

Mahalo American Indians for Giving Us Corn!

In our study of Pilgrims and American Indians we learned an important skill that the Indians shared was the food corn and how to grow it. On Friday we made corn muffins using two different recipes and enjoyed this American … Continue reading

Morning Greetings!

Following our ‘oli every morning upon returning to class we have a greeting circle. We do this to set a positive tone for the day, provide a sense of recognition and belonging, help the keiki learn each others name and … Continue reading

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A Counting On Game

In math we have been learning how to count on from a given number. This strategy will help the keiki later as they learn to add and subtract. They will learn to see the missing sum from a given number … Continue reading

Making Applesauce!

Making applesauce turned into almost a full day activity for KA! We began our morning talking about halves and quarters, then passed out 20 Fuji apples and began our cooking journey. Here are the steps we noted as we cooked … Continue reading

Our Digital ABC Book!

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Story Response Ideas

Some days I do read-alouds to the students to work on story comprehension and vocabulary skills. One activity that we love is called “Stop- and- Draw.” I break a story up into parts where we can stop to discuss the … Continue reading

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Making Number Bonds

We have begun to explore the value of numbers. We are learning that a number represents an amount and it can be shown in different ways. The terms “the story of one, two, three and four” showed how a given … Continue reading