Kindergartners Learn About Nouns at HPES

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Mrs. Jones’ kindergarten class has been learning about nouns. Students have learned that a noun is a person, place, or thing. Mrs. Jones introduced this concept using the Whole Brain Teaching methods of Mirrors and Teach. When using the Mirrors method, students copy the exact words and motions of the teacher. Then, they use the Teach method to teach their partner the same words and motions. Mrs. Jones also used a video by Jack Hartmann to reinforce the concept. Ms. Mays, a practicum student from Emory & Henry College, continued the lesson with a sorting activity that required the students to identify the category for a given set of pictures. Next, the students completed a similar sort independently. The students will later use this knowledge when learning to write complete sentences.