We love the Developing Roots Kindergarten Program! The students are very engaged in the many partner and individual activities. The anchor tasks, center tasks, and journal help students thoroughly explore topics.
The Number Module gives students of all levels a place to jump in and start exploring numbers. The many counting suggestions and target number games give children many opportunities to practice and become proficient counters by ones, fives, tens, and twos! As teachers, we feel our students are developing a solid number sense. The children are not limited by small numbers and begin using 100 charts very early. The topic of sorting was wonderful to invite students to see possible sorts. The sorting by multiple attributes exposed the students to Venn Diagrams. The topics of numbers to 10 then 20 and beyond really allow the advanced students to soar and use large numbers. It gives many opportunities for beginners to learn and build their sense of numbers. The manipulatives and multiple representations of numbers to twenty really help students grasp number size. The many center games are a big hit with kindergartners.
The Measurement Module is equally exciting and engaging! Students learn about length and height by exploring, using nonstandard tools. One very fun lesson involves lining up for a photo by height!
We, teachers and students, are having so much fun learning. We believe our children are truly “developing roots!”
The Bolles School, FL
Overwhelmed then overjoyed…that is how I felt/feel about Developing Roots.
At first, the curriculum demanded much thought and of course lots of preparation. This hasn’t changed…but rather my thought process has. Isn’t this what we are trying to do for the young child? Encourage them to think logically and methodically?
Developing Roots is the math challenge we needed in kindergarten! It works!