Second semester is when we have a big push on reading and writing as well as math. Here the kids are working at learning centers while I work with a small group. The children have gotten much better at working together in small group.
We review the rules each time:
everyone needs to work
be kind to one another
be helpful without telling the answer
help clean up
Putting the numbers in order is not easy for a 5 year old.
They are able to read books now!
Here they are matching pictures to words with "a" chunks like: -an, -at, -ap