Friday, March 19, 2010

Spring Break!

I officially deemed this week Spring Break.  We weren't going to take a Spring Break, because our school year starts in Jan., so we haven't been at this very long.  However, the weather was just too good to pass up.  We did do 2 things this week.  We read the Gummi Bear Counting book and followed this lesson plan

Now, I have to warn you that this book is very simple.  It would be a good activity for children that need some extra practice with number recognition.  How I used it was that I would read the page and when it got to the part where I was supposed to say a number I would point to the large number on the page and have the children call out the name of the number.  This worked really well.  They thought it was fun, and it helped me to know which numbers they still need help on.

When we were done with the lesson plan I had the kids take their numbers and put them in order.  That was such a good reinforcement.  I definately suggest it.

The other activity that we will be doing today is a number hunt.  We are going to put on our "spying glasses" and go hunt for numbers around our house.  It should be fun.

For some reason my children are still struggling with number recognition.  So, I will be working on that, but I also want to ease up and do some other things, and just let all of the stuff that we've been doing sink in.

In other news, my oldest can officially count to "30"!!!  WoooHooo!  My son is this close, but not quite there.  Yea!


  1. Sounds like fun! Another game my children always enjoyed was clothes line numbers. I'd cut out of paper, shapes of pants, shirts, dressed and number them. The kids would tie a string from one chair to another and use clothes pins to hang up the laundry in numeric order. Lots of fun.

  2. Good idea! I'll have to do that one.

  3. Love the gummy bear math. My dd5 seems unable to remember #15. Congratulations on reaching 30!