It's that time of the year. Here we are with 100 days of school behind us and we can REALLY count! I jumped on this lesson earlier in the year and to tell you the truth the stars just did not align for us. It was a mess, I wasn't ready, and they were not ready. With a little patience and some extra planning it went PERFECT this time around! Here are the highlights!
Easy prep! I grabbed 50-100 small items from around the room and put them in my trusty zipper pouches that I use to hold cards in our word work centers. I made them all different...only a few actually had 100....we treated it like a scavenger hunt! The zippers help us keep all the items together and the clear pouches let them preview what collection they would like to count.
|I used clear bingo chips, beans, glass gems, unit counters, beads, craft sticks, pennies, and mini erasers.|
I introduced counting collections all together on the rug. (I actually started by showing them a video on 100 from Brainpop Jr.)
Then I posed the question,
"How can we keep track when we count?"We came up with some strategies together. They mentioned counting by 2's, 5's, or 10's to make it easier and a lot of them said we should line them up and count and point. Hooray for strategies!
We agreed that for today we would start out counting by 10's and I showed them the counting mat. After that I paired them up and sent them on their way.
|Filling the 10 frame to make 10. Great counting practice!|
|Making piles so we can count by 10 to see how many.|
|All the different materials added to the excitement!|
|Look at all of the different strategies for recording!|
|Our anchor chart we made at the end of the lesson.|
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great week friends!