Morning Work K-1 Group

By Jenna Richter | June 13, 2016 | Literacy, Mathematics

At Discovery Lab we believe in indvidualized learning.  Students work at their own level and pace.  Assisgnments, while similiar are catered to each childs level.  I use the daily morning work to evaluate students progress and work with students on individual goals.

Journals are a big part of our morning work.  I suggest a topic to  students but they are always free to write about a topic of interest.  Today, I asked stuents to write about their weekend, Audrey decided to write about why she likes Discovery Lab instead.

"I like discovery lab because we do lots of projects. I like it because we can do all sorts of tricks on the playground."
“I like discovery lab because we do lots of projects. I like it because we can do all sorts of tricks on the playground.”

 

After writing, Louie grabbed sight word list number  six and cruised though without missing a single word.  She then grabbed a chair and grabbed the hightest list number nine. She got over half of the words quickly and was able to sound out the rest.

Next, students worked through math tickets individualized to their level with a few challenges.  Our Kindergartners worked through addition and subractin within twenty.  I gave Boden a few that included hundreds because he’s able to conceptualize it in his head.  Harlow got two digit and a few three digit subtraction problems.  Audrey worked on some simple algebra.

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Students are encuraged to do their best work and take their time.  When our work is done we work on reading writing or drawing until everyone is done and then if there is time before recess, we have a little free choice.