Kindergartners add a new marker to the Calendar Grid for each day of the month. Students delve into important mathematics as they identify patterns that emerge in the markers over time. Each month also features a collection of some kind—cubes, sticks, shapes, coins, or data—that serves as a springboard for representing and analyzing data, practicing counting and computation, and solving problems. Students keep track of the number of days they have been in school, which gives them the chance to explore teen numbers and then all numbers to 100 and beyond.
Many days also feature an activity or game for strengthening students’ counting skills and computational fluency. These games and activities often incorporate visual models like five-frames, ten-frames, finger patterns to 10, linking cubes, and the number line.
The activities and games in Number Corner Kindergarten give students ongoing practice with key skills and concepts, including:
Reading and writing numerals to 20
Comparing sets and numbers
Modeling and solving addition and subtraction problems
Identifying, describing, and comparing shapes in the environment