Young Learners Early Math Adventures!
Teacher: Amber Buchele
Age 46
Class Fees:
Spring: 10 weeks: $282 or $272 if taking 2 or more classes
NEW SPRING DESCRIPTION: CLICK HERE FOR A VIDEO FROM AMBER ON HER MATH KIT!
Hello Young Learners families!
My name is Amber Buchele, hopefully you all know me. 😊 I am Huck Valencia’s administrator. I will be taking over the Wednesday Young Learners: Early Math Adventures class for Spring 2020. I am so excited to get to step back into the teacher role at Huck and I can’t wait to jump into the virtual world of education with you!
Young Learners: Early Math Adventures Changes
We’re going online! I want this to be a fun and interactive time for your kiddos so they can continue to learn with their friends in a “stay at home” friendly manner. Using the online meeting program Zoom, students will log in every Wednesday at 9:30 for a live lesson. We will begin each class with 15 minutes of yoga and mindfulness to prepare our bodies and brains for learning. We will then have a thirtyminute live lesson. During this live time, I may ask the kids to complete a scavenger hunt type activity around the house, such as “Find ten things in the kitchen and place them on your ten frames.” I will try to make this time as interactive as possible and may even go beyond the 30 minutes if I feel that I have the kids’ attention and participation. Once our live time is done, students will be able to continue the learning through the online platform Seesaw. Look for an invitation to Zoom and Seesaw in your email sometime this week! You will be given a unique code so you/your child will NOT have to log in each week, once you’re in, you’re in!
This is new for me, as I’m sure it’s new for you and your child/ren. Please allow us all some grace during this transition and know that I am here to support you and your child! Feel free to email me at huckclasses.abuchele@gmail.com.
A quick look at the skills that Mrs. Allison had planned for Spring 2020 and the standards I will be focusing on:

Numbers to 10


Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities; connect counting to cardinality.



Identify whether the number of objects in one group is greater than, less than, or equal to the number of objects in another group, e.g., by using matching and counting strategies.



Compare two numbers between 1 and 10 presented as written numerals.



Place Value


Compose and decompose numbers from 11 to 19 into ten ones and some further ones, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each composition or decomposition by a drawing or equation (such as 18 = 10 + 8); understand that these numbers are composed of ten ones and one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, or nine ones.



Numbers 1120


Count to answer "how many?" questions about as many as 20 things arranged in a line, a rectangular array, or a circle, or as many as 10 things in a scattered configuration; given a number from 120, count out that many objects.



Telling Time


Tell and write time in hours and halfhours using analog and digital clocks.



Addition to 10 & Subtraction from 10


Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings1, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations.



Solve addition and subtraction word problems, and add and subtract within 10, e.g., by using objects or drawings to represent the problem.



Decompose numbers less than or equal to 10 into pairs in more than one way, e.g., by using objects or drawings, and record each decomposition by a drawing or equation (e.g., 5 = 2 + 3 and 5 = 4 + 1).


Math Kit:
I am providing math kits for the students made up of my personal supplies. I am loaning these supplies while Huck is online, please return them by the end of the trimester. These kits will include things such as: dice, ruler, counters, laminated ten frames, playing pieces, unit blocks, etc. and a packet of games/worksheets for your child to keep (the items to keep will be clearly labeled). These items are to be used throughout the trimester, so please be sure that they get put away after each lesson.
* There will be a $30 charge for any nonreturned or incomplete kits.
Fall: Numbers and Number Sense, graphing.
Math Adventures is math for the youngest learners. We will encourage the students to teach and learn math through HANDS ON and engaging math activities in small groups and with partners. We will take a spiral approach, so we won't learn the concept and then leave it behind. In the fall, we will concentrate on the concepts of Numbers and Number Sense, as well as graphing. We will concentrate on reading and writing numbers accurately, exploring the concepts of greater than and less than, and ordering numbers from 020. We will create graphs each week, exploring the different kinds of information you can read on a graph, and which graph best suits the need of the information.
Winter: Capacity and Measurement, money.
Math Adventures is math for the youngest learners. We will encourage the students to teach and learn math through handson and engaging math activities in small groups and with partners. In the winter, we will continue reinforcing the concepts from the fall, and also concentrating specifically on capacity and measurement. We will decide which containers would hold the least amount of water and which would hold the most, and estimate how many smaller containers would fit in a larger container. We will also explore measurement in our classroom and outside, and explore how modernday standardization of measurement has increased accuracy!
Spring: Numbers and Number Sense, Telling Time, Addition and Subtraction
Math Adventures is math for the youngest learners. We will encourage the students to teach and learn math through handson and engaging math activities in small groups and with partners. In the spring, we will again focus on number sense, by reviewing numbers through 20 and work on counting on by jumping up and down a huge number line! We will also work on telling time on analog clocks on the hour, and work on basic addition and subtraction up to 10.