We just finished up introducing numbers 0-5. Each day we focused on a new number, made a number poster, and completed a page in our number book. Our number posters aren’t anything fancy, but the kids helped decide what to use to represent the number (with a little guidance of course). By number 5, they were coming up with all the ideas on their own! Of course many of them wanted me to draw five pictures of something, so I try to limit the amount of “pictures” we draw on our posters. That gets them to think of other mathematical ways to represent the number.
After we did our number posters, we practiced writing the number with our number rhymes that are printed in the books. These are great to help the kids remember the formation of the number. We use our “magic markers” to write the number in the air with me first, then I have them go back and practice in their booklets. They also choose one of the representations from our poster to draw in their book. Here are a few of the pages...
You can get your own number booklet for numbers 0-5 here.
We started our back to school math stations this week and they are so excited! I’m very impressed with how well they are doing and I love all the learning I see going on! *Proud teacher!* J I will be back soon to share the stations we are working on now, but if you’d like to try them for yourself you can check them out here. We do about 6-7 stations in a 3 week time period, so then we can use the rest of them the next time around which makes this packet last 1-2 months depending on how you use them. Here are a couple pictures I shared on Instagram.