Kindergarten Academy: Hop Along and Count with Us!

Posted by Melissa Devlin on 7/2/2020

While we often think about our reading and literacy activities, it's easy to forget the importance of early numeracy! Here are some of our amazing Kindergarten teachers, back again this week, with lots of activities to help our young scholars work on counting, number recognition, and thinking how each number represents things when we count

 

blocks

Hop along with Mrs. Druzba as she demonstrates how to count up and down a number line! This activity is for kids but would benefit from a caregiver or parent nearby to help make the number line. This foundational skill will help students begin to make sense of how numbers work in sequence.

 

Mrs. Druzba counts along a number line

 

Next, learn about a 10-frame and how those will have an important place in our classrooms learning this year. Included is a printable you can use at home.  Mrs. Heiser provides lots of ideas for creating a 10-frame outdoors as well! You can even go outside and practice with chalk and objects to coung!

 

Mrs. Hiser helps us write our nubers

 

Printable: 10-Frame

 

Mrs. Krommes shares with us a great song to remember how to form all of the numbers when writing. This activity is great with a white board and dry erase marker, especially good for a long car ride if a device is available.

 

Mrs. Krommes and the Number Song

 

Next, Mrs. Salvatore and Mrs. Bush share some read-alouds to help us remember our counting and numbers!

 

Mrs. Salvatore reads One Frog Sang

 

Mrs. Bush reads Ten Black Dots

 

Here are some additional books you might want to check out in your summer reading to help with numbers!

  • How Do Dinosaurs Count to 10?
  • Click, Clack, Splish, Splash
  • Olivia Counts
  • Chicka Chicka 123
  • 100 Hungry Ants
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • Fish Eyes
  • Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons
  • 5 Little Ducks
  • Ten Apples Up on Top 

 

Last but not least, to support making learning lots of fun, here are some game ideas to help keep brains engaged with numbers and number sense all summer long!

Number Games

 

Keep counting while you stay cool!!