Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Count Around the Circle
I just recently discovered the book Number Sense Routines by Jessica Shumway and I am loving it!!! I am getting so many great ideas and information and I am only in Chapter 3. One of the things I am excited about doing today when my Kinders come back is Count Around the Circle. It will be a great addition to my math time. We will sit in a circle around our meeting area carpet. I am going to have to start really basic and just count by ones at first. One student begins and you count around the circle- each student saying the next number in the sequence. I see all sorts of great things coming from this- and it's a good informal assessment of a student's understanding of counting sequence. Plus, it's a nice new routine for us. Our math calendar time is getting kind of stale and boring (for me especially) and I am always looking for new ideas to perk things up during math. I think Counting Around the Circle will definitely do it! What number routines do you have in your classroom that you LOVE?