Yes, I know that developmentally appropriate learning is often disregarded in many public schools and paper and pencil assessments are becoming the thorn in the side for early childhood advocates. However, I like to say, "It is what it is." As long as EC teachers are applying DAP theory in the development of the learning environment and the facilitation of the cognitive, social, physical, and emotional domains for the most part of the school year, our children will do just fine.
There really is no need to stress about your kindergarten or first grade students doing well on the EOY paper and pencil Math assessment.This review covers common math objectives for composing and decomposing numbers, measurement, graphing,patterning, shapes, and numeracy across the nation.
Spend just 20 minutes a day working in small group or whole group solving 3 to 4 problems a day on your whiteboard.