KG students were introduced to some new math centers this week. We are continuing to practice using a variety of counting strategies, the newest of which is counting on.
We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle. After reading, students were asked to figure out how many pieces of fruit the caterpillar ate before turning into a butterfly. The children recorded their thinking in their math journals, and came to the conclusion that the caterpillar at 16 pieces of fruit!
We have finished learning how to write numbers 0-10. We will continue to practice our number writing all year long! It is very normal for five and six year olds to reverse numbers, or to struggle with the proper formations, so please do not worry if you observe your child doing this! Today, we introduced math centers. We will be focusing on counting accurately, identifying numbers and quantities, and recording our thinking and work.