We are working on connecting the numeral, word, and picture-- basically all things numbers zero-ten!
B- Buddy Games
Puzzles, match books, and matching cards. These can be done independently, or with a partner. There are several kinds-- they do one, clean it up, and do another. Some pairs choose to "race" and see who can match theirs the fastest-- some work collaboratively. For this week, I keep it very open-ended. (It's fun to watch them decide--)
U- Using Manipulatives
These were a splurge from Lakeshore-- but my kids LOVE them. They have to put numbers from 1-30 in order-- working together!
I- Independent Reading
I put all my counting books in this basket for the first part of the year. These are a few examples :)
L- Learning about Numbers
These are numeral, word, picture dominoes. We make "Number Monsters"-- touching any matching part, any direction. (We don't play the traditional rules of "dominoes") :)
D- Doing Math
This is a worksheet we have used for years-- they do both sides. Again, we are simply working on matching the numeral, word, and picture :)
Obviously these are not super challenging. We are still teaching behaviors and want the kids to be engaged and busy, but not cognitively demanding-- yet :)
Have a super day!