When children first start to read, it is important that they feel confident with books. Building this confidence to read means studying at the pictures and retelling the story in their own words. We have been building their confidence to retell a story with books like ‘The Kissing Hand’ and ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’.
We will also build reading confidence by using simple books with only 2 or 3 words on a page. The children will use the simple pictures, beginning letter sounds and length of words to make a reasonable guess what some of the words might be. It’s OK if they’re not always right. We are building confidence to make a reasonable guess.
Kindergarten math will be a combination of learning math through teacher directed instruction and self exploration. Both are very important to help children discover and reinforce math concepts appropriate for Kindergarten.