# Christina Yingling-Smith

Kindergarten Math
135 Lessons
Elbert-palmer Elementary School
Wilmington, DE
Student Environment:
Urban
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## Kindergarten Math

(9 Units, 135 Lessons)

#### 1. The First Day of Kindergarten - Scary and Strange? More or Less!

Big Idea: The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn is a beautiful story about starting school and facing separation. Images from the story can also be used to create a simple math sorting and graphing activity that is perfect for the first day of school!
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#### 2. The Gingerbread Man Loose in the School- Sorting

Big Idea: The Gingerbread Man Loose in School is a wonderful story to read in combination with a tour of the school. This lesson turns a follow up gingerbread man cookie snack into a fun math lesson with sorting and graphing!
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#### 3. Learning to Sort - Same and Different

Big Idea: Sorting is an important foundational skill for kindergarten students to develop. Comparing objects that are alike and different gets students ready to compare objects with measurable attributes.
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#### 4. Sorting by Color

Big Idea: Counting bears that are the same size and shape help students focus on just one attribute.
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#### 5. Grandma's Button Box - Sorting

Big Idea: Students use the book Grandma's Button Box as a model to sort by color.
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#### 6. Sorting By Shape

Big Idea: Sorting is an important foundational skills for kindergarten students to learn. Using attribute blocks to sort by shape helps students practice comparing objects and prepares them to sort measurable attributes.
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#### 7. Sorting By Shape Buttons

Big Idea: Students are inspired by the Button Box to find different ways to sort their own buttons, including by shape.
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#### 8. Sorting By Size

Big Idea: Sorting is an important foundational skills for kindergarten students to learn. Using attribute blocks to sort by size helps students practice comparing objects and prepares them to sort by other measurable attributes.
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#### 9. Math Centers - Sorting

Big Idea: In order to pull small groups during math instruction, the rest of the students need engaging activities that they can complete independently. These simple sorting activities help students learn the procedures for completing math centers.
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#### 10. Finding Equal Groups

Big Idea: Comparing the number of objects in two groups using one to one correspondence is a foundational skill that students will build on as they begin to compare numbers. This lesson also introduce a key vocabulary term- equal.
Standards:
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#### 11. Equal Groups (Review)

Big Idea: Comparing the number of objects in two groups, using one-to one-correspondence, is a foundational skill that students will build on as they begin to compare numbers.
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#### 12. Greater Than- Exploring What It Means To Have More

Big Idea: Comparing the number of objects in two groups using one to one correspondence is a foundational skill that students will build on as they begin to compare numbers. This lesson also introduces key vocabulary terms- more and greater than.
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#### 13. Exploring More (Review)

Big Idea: Comparing the number of objects in two groups using one-to-one correspondence is a foundational skill that students will build on as they begin to compare numbers.
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#### 14. Less Than- Exploring What It Means To Have Less

Big Idea: Comparing the number of objects in two groups using one to one correspondence is a foundational skill that students will build on as they begin to compare numbers. This lesson also introduces a key vocabulary term- less.
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#### 15. Exploring Less (Review)

Big Idea: Comparing the number of objects in two groups, using mathematical vocabulary, is a foundational skill that students will build on as they begin to compare numbers.
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#### 16. Floating and Sinking- Sorting in Science

Big Idea: Sorting is a skill that is not only used in math. This cross-curriculum connection combines math and science in a fun floating and sinking activity.
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#### 17. What Have We Learned? Assessing Comparing & Sorting

Big Idea: After completing a unit on comparing and sorting objects, a summative assessment is given to gain information about what the students have learned! Assessing in small groups is important for this first test!
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