Curriculum: Essential Characteristics
2.A.05- Curriculum goals and objectives guide...Ms. Kimpston's...ongoing assessment of children's progress.
While the group plays Uno, Ms. Kimpston documents how each child takes his or her turn during the game. She notes things like whether or not the child recognizes the numeral and names it correctly, how the child chooses to play his or her cards and if the child is able to make a correct play independently.
Curriculum Content Areas for Cognitive Development: Early Mathematics
2.F.03- In Ms. Kimpston's class, children are provided varied opportunities and materials to categorize by one or two attributes, such as shape, size, and color.
While playing Uno, the children in Ms. Kimpston's class make decisions about their next turn by looking at the previous card played and deciding if they should use a card of the same number, the same color or if they need to draw a card to play.
Creating Caring Communities for Learning
3.B.02- Ms. Kimpston...creates and maintains a setting in which children of differing abilities can progress, with guidance, toward increasing levels of autonomy...
Children are guided by Ms. Kimpston if they have questions while playing Uno. She reminds them of how the game play works (matching the color or number of the card in the discard pile) and explains special cards when they are played (Draw Two, Skip, etc.). Ms. Kimpston also uses an assistive device for one child with a hearing impairment so that the child can easily participate in the activity.