Zearn Math for Kindergarten is a full curriculum designed to build strong math foundations and be developmentally appropriate for young students. If you have completed instruction for all six Missions of the curriculum, here are a few things to keep in mind before transitioning students to Zearn Math for 1st grade.
Consider repeating Digital Activities
Digital Activities are just one component of the Zearn Math for K curriculum and are designed to be short, engaging activities that build number sense. We find that many teachers, as they work through the teacher materials for all six Missions of the Zearn Math for K curriculum, allow students to repeat Digital Activities. The extra practice continues to strengthen students’ fluency and math foundations for later learning. Our Help Center has step-by-step instructions for changing student assignments in the digital sequence.
Transition students to 1st grade as a group
In 1st grade, students learn new content in two ways–Independent Digital Lessons and Small Group Lessons–and the curriculum is designed to be implemented in a rotational model, with 30 minutes in each rotation daily. If you and your students have finished the Zearn Math for K curriculum, a group of students should make the shift to 1st grade at the same time to support this model. You can download the G1-5 Recommended Schedule to learn more about the Zearn Math classroom model for 1st grade.
Learn about 1st grade reading and writing prompts
G1 lessons have reading prompts designed for 1st grade comprehension and include written Student Notes. These may be challenging for K students. Learn about the audio supports available in Independent Digital Lessons.
If you'd like your students to move to 1st grade lessons after they complete all Zearn Math for K Digital Activities, you can enable auto-advance with these four steps:
- Click Roster at the top of your Zearn homepage when logged in
- Select desired student or students
- Click Change Lesson
- Under Advanced Settings, select Auto-Advance to G1