Every Kindergarten class comes to my room during the four day resource rotation. Every class begins with a gadget. The “gadget” is something I have found in an antique store that the class tries to guess what it is and what it does. This is also a great way to practice brainstorming. I have heard some very creative ideas so far this year. Brainstorming is one of the big focuses in kindergarten. We practice this with every activity we do. For Kindergarten I have a set curriculum (P.E.T.S.) the district purchased that I teach. P.E.T.S. is a systematized enrichment and diagnostic thinking skills program. Lessons are presented in convergent analysis, divergent synthesis, visual/spatial thinking, and evaluation.
Ms. Mary's class came to my room for the first time today. We talked about what to expect when they are with me and the class saw their first gadget today. Check out Gail's Gadget Page to see if you can guess the gadget. They also listened to the book "Kindergarten Rocks" and they shared what they are enjoying about kindergarten. Tomorrow they will work on a picture to go along with what they are enjoying about kindergarten! When the pictures are complete I will be posting them on this page. Make sure you stop back to check them out.
Ms. Mary's Kindergarten Rocks Book:
Ms. Molly's Kindergarten Rocks book:
Ms. Kata's Kindergarten Rocks book:
Ms. Maura's Kindergarten Rocks book:
Ms. Katie's Kindergarten Rocks book: