I’ve had the chance to work with Pre-K teachers and primary educators as an education technology consultant over the past few years. One of the conversations I often find myself having with teachers is what it means to be kindergarten ready. This can often seem like an overwhelming concept since there are so many experiences we would like students to have by the time they enter kindergarten. ORIGO Stepping Stones Pre-K Math Curriculum is a comprehensive program designed to support the earliest learners at your school as they dive into math concepts.
ORIGO Stepping Stones
A few weeks ago the author of ORIGO Stepping Stones Pre-K carved out time to take me through the curriculum she developed to support students and their teachers. Jessica Bobo showed me the online platform they’ve created. It is a robust digital space with a wide-range of support materials for educators looking for engaging, impactful math activities for their classroom. These web-based resources include a math curriculum composed of 12 modules each containing whole group and small group activities, as well as an overview of learning centers and community centers for students.
Teachers diving into the online content in ORIGO Stepping Stones Pre-K will find that each module in this curriculum has an abundance of resources. In addition to the lessons and activities mentioned above, each module includes: (1) a clear focus, (2) an overview of how research turns into practice, (3) learning targets, (4) support for English Language Learners, (5) vocabulary development strategies, and (6) newsletters to send home to families.
Pre-K Math Curriculum
In this comprehensive Pre-K math curriculum, you’ll also find support for multiple methods of assessment. This means you might check for student understanding through a combination of in-class observations, portfolio samples, and individual interviews. As a classroom teacher I often found it challenging to flip through a spiral-bound teacher’s guide to a curriculum, not to mention the weight it added to an overflowing bag on my commute to school on the subway. The digital content hosted on ORIGO Stepping Stones Pre-K’s online platform is easy to navigate and places everything you need in one place.
Although there is plenty of great online content from ORIGO Stepping Stones Pre-K to share directly with students, this is not a computer-based program for Pre-K students. There are digital enhancements built into the online platform that supplement the hands-on activities students take part in as part of this program. This includes both whole group and small group activities like the Poster Book Songs and Big Book Tools you’ll find in different modules. In addition to these resources you’ll also notice that the online platform hosts extra useful resources like selections of children’s literature that connect to the concepts taught in each module.
ORIGO Stepping Stones Pre-K is a comprehensive Pre-K math curriculum that provides educators with access to robust, research-based learning activities to use throughout the school year. The online platform is easy to navigate and complete with clear, step-by-step directions and supplemental resources to support students in the math classroom.
Interested in learning more? Head over to ORIGO Stepping Stones Pre-K’s website for more details on this comprehensive Pre-K math curriculum!
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