Nothing can stop these teachers and kids. Nothing at all. Huntington teachers and students in all four district primary school buildings participated in a new initiative: HUFSD Kindergarten Counting Crew.
“The idea of the Kindergarten Counting Crew was to simply encourage students to continue to orally count,” math teacher Christine Lofaro said. “One concept for kindergarten students to understand and complete is the ability to count orally from zero to 100. So with that in mind, I decided to utilize an outstanding learning device: Flipgrid. Each week students are provided a link to each school’s individual Kindergarten Counting Crew grid on Flipgrid. The students click on the link and they connect to the grid.”
Think of the grid as the classroom. “On each grid, I have created a counting video for the students to view and practice with,” Mrs. Lofaro explained. “The students can watch me count by viewing the video. They can read the numbers that are on the grid. Students can also have the numbers read to them in both English and Spanish by clicking on the reader icon. Each student then clicks the green button and creates a counting Flipgrid of their very own.”
Mrs. Lofaro monitors all of the student videos and then allows them to be shared with other students. “The videos that the kindergarten students have created so far are fantastic,” she said.
First and second grade students will have an opportunity to participate in the HUFSD First Grade Friends to Ten Team and the HUFSD Second Grade Skip-Counting Club, respectively. “The goal is to continue to build Huntington math minds during this time of distance learning,” Mrs. Lofaro said.