New information was added to Pre-K Pages this week regarding the use of Question of the Day in Pre-K or Kindergarten. Also included are two; free printables to help you get started with Question of the Day in your classroom.
In the picture above you can see that I use a magnetic easel to display my Question of the Day, but you could easily use a pocket chart or other surface. Using a Question of the Day can help your students better understand and use the following mathematical terms:
- More Than
- Less Than
- How Many
By organizing data into a chart daily and then analyzing that data during a whole group discussion your students will develop critical thinking skills and required mathematical concepts in a fun and developmentally appropriate way.
There are two important things to remember when using a Question of the Day in your classroom. First, the types of questions you ask are very important, they should be very simple yes or no questions that can be easily illustrated with only one picture. Second, when displaying your Question of the Day you must include a picture cue so the children can “read” the chart independently, if you don’t include picture cues then the print will be meaningless to the students. I have created two pages of printable picture cues below to help get you started.
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