No Tricks, Just "Treats"
Hocus Pocus | Stars | Letter
Tree | Body
Reading | Candy Wrapper | Left
Rainbow | Tap and Count | Counting
Book | Hush | Word
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Tap and Count -
Activate both sides of the brain with this game.
stand and face a partner as they hold out both hands. First child taps
the second child's hands as they count "one-two."
child then taps and says, "three-four." The first child then
says "five-six" and so on.
When you demonstrate this, be sure
to cross over your midline as you tap the other person's hands. Children
end by giving high fives in the air.
Hint! Use this strategy for counting by twos, fives, tens, etc. You can also say the alphabet or spell out words with "cross and tap."
One to one correspondence is critical to mathematical understanding.
This "One to One" book can be used all year with different manipulatives.
Each week, you could put out some different toys, shells, pebbles, pennies, food, etc. for the children to match up in the book. (Look for interesting and seasonal objects at a dollar store.)
Start with sets 0-5, and add more pages throughout the year.
Even Numbers - Barb Daly of New Martinsville, WV, shared this cheer:
2 - 4 - 6 - 8
Who do we appreciate?
Even numbers! Even numbers!
They're not odd!
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