Reflection: Nina's Family: Exploring the Number 19 - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


Time is at a premium in the kindergarten classroom.  There is so much to cover and so little time  I really like creating cross curricular lessons that allow me to hit on topics from other subject areas in addition to covering a mathematical concept.

Exploring families is a common social studies theme.  This lesson allowed me to give my students some exposure to the concept of extended family members.  The students are very familiar with the "nuclear family", but often do not think about extended family.  This lesson allowed me to have a very rich discussion about family with my students.  I have students who do not live with their parents, but live with grandparents or aunts and uncles.  We were able to discuss that not every family looks the same or has a mom and a dad.  The lesson stretched out longer than I anticipated, but that's okay.  There was some great learning occurring.  It was also a topic that my English language learners could relate to.  I use the Spanish words for the family members.  When I say abuela or abuelo , the students make a connections to what is being taught and familiarize themselves with the English words for these family members.

  Nina's Family-Exploring the Number 19
  Nina's Family-Exploring the Number 19
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Nina's Family: Exploring the Number 19

Unit 3: Exploring Numbers 11-20
Lesson 10 of 13

Objective: Students will be able to identify, count and represent the number 19.

Big Idea: Students will get to celebrate families with this lesson that explores the number 19.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, SIOP, ELL, Critical Area, counting, Number Sense
  45 minutes
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