Our How-to authors got a lot of visitors yesterday at our publishing party! Make sure to check Friday Folders for their books and all the comments they received - way to go kindergarten :)
This afternoon we made cards for Pam [from the kitchen] with our big buddies!
It is very common (and developmentally appropriate) for kindergartners to reverse their numbers. However, it does become a problem when they reverse the order when writing teen numbers (i.e. writing 31 for 13). Below are some songs I play to help with that!
It is important for students to become comfortable with whole numbers 11-19 and to understand that these numbers are composed of a ten and some ones. In kindergarten, we are laying the foundation for understanding place value and the base-ten system by drawing special attention to 10 as a landmark number through hands-on activities and exploration.
In the morning meeting game we've been playing this week the students sit in a circle and quietly pass around a chicken while the student who is "it" counts away from the circle. The student who is "it" begins counting to any number over 20 and doesn't tell the group to what number they are going to count. When they reach their chosen number they shout out "chicken!". The game quickly turned into a chance for the kiddos to show off their counting skills, when it's their turn to be "it" most of the them have chosen to count to 100! Some kids have even counted to 110 and 120!