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Chant and Write ("Totally Math" CD)
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(Children echo each line.)
Zero is where it all begins- (Slap thighs to the beat.)
Number one is so much fun—
Number two is easy to do—
Number three is simple to see—
Number four I do adore—
We’ve reached five, now let’s not stop—
Number six is easy to fix—
Number seven is really sizzlin’—
Number eight isn’t very straight—
Number nine I think you’re fine—
Number ten we’ve reached the end—
Activities: Write numerals in the air as you chant.
Make a book similar to the one shown. Make dots on the numerals with glue. Children can trace over the dots as they chant.
Squirt shaving cream (non-menthol) on a table or smooth surface. Children can write numerals in the shaving cream as you sing.
Make large numerals on a sheet of paper as shown. Place in a clear sheet protector. Children can roll play dough and place it on top of the numeral. Then they can make a set with that many objects.
Give children pretzel sticks and pretzel twists. Can they make numerals by nibbling and breaking the pretzels?
Sing and Spell (“Totally Math” CD)(Write words on sentence strips and hold up as you sing.)
Sing and spell with me;
Z-e-r-o spells zero,
S-i-x spells six,
Zero – z – e – r – o
Activities: *Download the attached number words for children to hold up as they sing. (Click here to download.)