COUNTING TO TWENTY - Reinforce counting to twenty with this song sung to the tune of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star." 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, then comes ll. 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, number 20 is the end.

Use your fingers and count again. 1, 2, 3. Ten fingers and ten toes. Now we're end the end you know.

Hint! Choose one child to point at the numbers on a chart as you sing.

NUMBER BOOKS - Give each child a zip baggie with a request to find a specific number of objects to go in their bag. You could let them find natural items (such as leaves or seeds) on the playground, or you could ask them to find something around the house for homework.

Remind them that the objects need to be smaller than their thumbnail and very light. Let children write a simple sentence about what is in their bag.

For example: "I have 4 feathers." Staple their sentence to the bottom of their bag.

Next, staple all the bags together to make a book for the class. Children will feel successful as they identify the number of objects and read the book.