Friday, August 24, 2012

Reading and Making Counting Books!

The first Investigation, I teach from my math curriculum book, is counting. The students explore many different hands-on stations giving them practice while counting. We also have a counting jar that's a year long station.  This year I plan to read a lot more counting books. I hope to have students create and publish a counting book.

Below are some lessons that connect to some familiar primary counting stories.

  I hope to post some counting songs and pocket chart stuff soon. 

You could give students precut black dots
color the cubes and make an illustration


The counting jar is a station that the students visit throughout the year. I do have a jar in the room, and the students count the different items. I just photocopy the pages to make a little book.
click here for the counting books

This book was new to me, and  I LOVE it! It is recommended from the book Teaching Preschool and Kindergarten Math by Ann Carlyle and Brenda Mercado. 
This book has a simple text with some excellent vocabulary words.
 I look forward to using some of the vocabulary words for our WOW word of the week.

I love the idea of having students create little-counting  books using thumbprints.
Ed Emberley's book is perfect to get ideas! You could also use pattern scrap paper for the little creatures. The illustrations are beautiful.

5 comments:

  1. These are great ideas! Thank you! I have not seen the Counting in the Garden or Fingerprint Drawing. I love seeing new books!
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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  2. I like your activities based on these counting books! Thanks for sharing. I recently used a new picture book, "Square Cat", when I taught 2D Shapes (square). The author, Elizabeth Schoonmaker, donated an autographed book for a giveaway on my blog. My blog ends late tomorrow night if you would like to enter the contest! :)

    ~ Lisa
    Teaching Kindergarten Kiddos

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  3. I love your blog- thanks for posting so many great things.
    I noticed that the 10 Black Dots book only went up to 7. Could you post 8,9, and 10? I'd love to use it in my room.

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  4. I would LOVE to have access the Counting Books; however, Google is stating that the link is broken. Is there anyway you could send me the file? I want to use it for my station for Family Math Night next week. Thank you!

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