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Mr. Pat Hundley

Hundley

 

“Edgemere Elementary School community is an environment of excellence in teaching and learning where students reach high academic standards and learn to be self-motivated, well-rounded citizens.”

 

I have been teaching for 30 years. Except for 1/2 year in second grade all have been under first. I have also taught early childhood courses at CCBC.

I have a BS and Masters in Early Childhood Education


I am ESOL certified.
I am married for 24 years and have three sons, three ganddaughters and a cat.



Best way to contact me is whundley@bcps.org

School Year Calendar Link: http://www.bcps.org/calendars/

Parent Resources:http://www.bcps.org/parents/



Our Schedule

8:50-9:10 Arrival

9:15 Morning Message

9:20 Wonders/Comprehension/ Word Work

10:10 Centers

11:15 Lunch

11:45 Recess

12:20 Read, Write, Relax

12:35 Phonics/ Writing

1:00 Science/ Social Studies

1:35 Specials
Monday, Gym;  Tuesday, Art;  Wednesday, Music; Thursday, Library;  Friday Gym
This will change each quarter

2:30 Math/Math Centers

3:30 Dismiss


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Kindergarten Math Unit Descriptions

TERM ONE

Unit 1: Classroom Routines and Materials   This unit introduces the processes, structures, and materials that are important features of the kindergarten math curriculum. It also introduces routines, common to many kindergarten classrooms, that students will encounter regularly throughout the year. These routines include taking attendance, using the calendar to count and to keep track of time and events, counting sets of objects, and collecting and discussing data about the class. They offer reinforcement of number concepts that are central to the kindergarten curriculum.

TERM 2

Unit 2: Counting and Comparing: The Number System Students explore numbers through a variety of counting activities. They build knowledge of the counting sequence, use numerals to represent quantities, represent equivalent amounts, and develop skills for accurate counting. They also begin to compare quantities. As an introduction to linear measurement, students measure and compare the lengths of objects using direct comparison.

Unit 3: What Comes Next?: Patterns and Functions   In this unit, students investigate what makes a repeating pattern. They focus on attributes of objects and think about which attributes (i.e., size, color, shape, orientation) are important in the patterns they are making. Students work with simple and complex repeating patterns. They have many opportunities to copy, create, and extend repeating patterns using a variety of materials and common objects. They use patterns to determine what comes next and focus on the part, or unit, of a pattern that repeats.

TERM 3

Unit 4: Measuring and Counting: Measurement and the Number System   Students gain a deeper understanding of numbers and number relationships as they engage in activities in which they count, combine, and compare amounts. They develop visual images of numbers and solve problems in which they find different combinations of the same number. Students are introduced to addition and subtraction situations through story problem contexts. Work with linear measurement continues as students use nonstandard units to measure the length of objects and paths.

Unit 5: Make a Shape, Build a Block: 2D and 3D Geometry   Students explore geometry using a variety of materials, including Geoblocks, pattern blocks, interlocking cubes and geoboards. They describe, sort, and compose and decompose two- and three-dimensional shapes. They think about shapes in their environment and match two-dimensional shapes to three-dimensional objects. The Shapes software is introduced as a tool for extending and deepening this work. This tool is designed for K-2 students to explore how different shapes go together, experiment with different sorts of geometric transformations (rotations, translation, reflection), explore patterning, and investigate symmetry.

TERM 4

Unit 6: How Many Do You Have?: Addition and the Number System Students continue to work with counting and number composition as they count sets of objects and find multiple combinations of the same number as they decompose numbers to 10. They use numbers and notation to describe arrangements of tiles and number combinations. Students continue to develop an understanding of the operations of addition and subtraction as they act out, model, solve story problems, and play games that involve combining or separating small amounts.

Unit 7: Sorting and Surveys: Data Analysis   This unit develops ideas about sorting and classifying, counting, representing, conducting a data investigation, and using data to solve a problem. In this unit, students sort objects according to common attributes, as well as sort data about their class. They collect, record, and represent categorical and numerical data about their class, and they carry out their own data investigation by collecting responses to their own survey questions.

 

Wonders Reading:
Unit 3
Rules to Go By'Sounds Around Us
The Places We Go

Unit 4
Time For Work
Meet Your Neighbors
Pitch In

Unit 5
How Does Your Garden Grow
Trees
Fresh from the Farm

Unit 6
The Four Seasons
What's the Weather
Stormy Weather

Unit 7
Baby Animals
Pet Pals
Animals Habitats


Phonics

We are reading phonics based texts using sight words and words that can be sounded out and moving into more difficult books. Please read the books we send home with your child nightly. Practice sight words regularly.


Writing

We will write for many reasons including for fun, to state an opinion, to inform and to question.

Important Dates

February 16th Closed for President's Day
March 17th St. Patrick's Day
March 18 Begin Unit 6 in Math
March 27 Trip to Sollars Point Library
Thursday, April 2nd is a half day. Spring Break begins
April 13th School is back in session




Updates: Please check back for updates to this web page at least at the beginning of each quarter. Earlier changes will be noted in emails.