As well prepared as students are when they arrive in kindergarten, some children are lacking in certain areas of experience. This is not to say, they are unprepared for school.
Instead, some students did not have exposure to specific experiences. Sometimes this is noticeable with delayed social skills, listening to a story, eating on their own, turn taking in a game or even using the playground.
One of the ways we see this lack of experience in kindergarten is when children don’t know how to correctly hold and use a scissor. This is also one of the easiest skills to fix quickly!
Kids solve 7 word puzzles in each round of the game. For each of the 7 definitions given, kids need to figure out the word by piecing the word parts together. Hidden pictures are revealed as the words are solved.
This is a kid friendly app that boosts their confidence and skills at the same time.
Academic Focus: reading, decoding, spelling, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension, thinking skills, language development
After years of watching kindergarten students acclimate to the classroom, some students set themselves apart from their peers quickly.
When looking at a typical group of kindergarten students, some stand out because they are very verbal or already good readers. Other students may shine because they have great drawing or writing skills. Then other students may stand out because they have more common sense, can problem solve and are very self sufficient in the classroom. They also know what is in their schoolbag!
Often, these students are some of my most successful learners!