Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Assessing Numbers 1-10

I can't believe the first day of school is almost here! I'm starting to get organized for the first day, and thought I'd share a quick number assessment freebie. This is pretty basic- just the numbers 1-10, but lots of my students don't even come in knowing all of the numbers to ten.

I plan to test each student on the first day to see if they can identify the numerals 1-10, and also if they can count objects 1-10 and match them up with the correct number. I'll use these number and picture cards to help me assess the students. I'll quickly show the kiddos the number cards in mixed up order to see if they can name the numbers. Then I'll give them the number and picture cards and ask them to count the objects on each picture card and match it to the correct number card.

Feel free to click the images below and grab the number cards or recording sheet if they'll help you!


I'd love to hear about your plans for assessing students on the first day. Even though I plan to test them all on letters and numbers, the first day can be hectic and it doesn't always get done!

Monday, July 15, 2013

What's New

Oh my goodness- it has been way too long since I have blogged! I have missed you all and have lots of news to share.

First, I am thrilled to be on summer break and even more excited that I am about to head to Las Vegas for the I Teach K Conference! I hope that I will meet some of you fellow kinder teachers at the meetup tomorrow night! For those of you that aren't able to go to the conference, I'll do my best to post lots of photos and write about all the neat new stuff I learn in the workshops!

My next bit of news is that I finally made a facebook page for my blog. Now, I have no idea what I am doing here, but I would love it if you would like my facebook page ( I promise I will get my act together soon and figure out how to post some fan freebies to that facebook page! I should probably figure out how to make a facebook button for my blog too-anyone know of any awesome facebook tutorials for bloggers?

And finally, I am very happy that next year I will be returning to teaching full-day K. Teaching two sections of half-day kinder last year was absolutely exhausting-and probably one of the main reasons I didn't update my blog as much as I would've liked to. I am relieved that this year I will have only 20 students instead of the 40 students I had last year!! As I get back into my classroom in the next few weeks I'll be sure to keep you all posted on what I have planned for my new group of kinders!