Under the egg carton it says, "How many eggs?"
And the strip of paper is stored under the egg carton picture
in the black pocket. It has the numeral plus the number word
We are going to make number books, one for each number just as we did for the letters/sounds.
Gluing on the zero to the cover:
Tabitha is writing her name all by herself now.
How many ants are on the anthill?
Our three page zero book
The last page asks how many grapes are on the vine.
We had a red scavenger hunt today. The girls had to find the pictures that I printed out on red construction paper and Steven hid. I found pictures of: firetruck, apple, cardinal, strawberries, and a rose.
Then the girls colored additional pictures I printed out on white paper. These were used for the red collage they made.
Tabitha's fine motor skills have come a long way.
One other thing I introduced combines fine motor skills with math. I had a oblong basket that conveniently fit 6 Styrofoam balls I found at the thrift shop. After lining them up in the basket and attaching numerals to the basket
the girls are to use the paper towel roll to make the balls disappear, one by one.
moving the paper towel roll to the left as they go
so the numeral corresponds to the number of balls.
When they are done, they have zero balls visible
I came up with this in the middle of the night, go figure.
Here is Tabitha trying it out. She really enjoys this activity.
Amelia wasn't as fond of it.
Wooo, letting them all fall back in.
A quick change of subject:
Some of you may be aware of my Words of Wisdom Wednesday meme that was started a few weeks ago. I have done a little tweaking to make it what I really want it to be. When I write up my weekly post (like this one) I am going to include a thought provoking question for you to pose to your little ones if you choose to join in. On Wednesday I will post Words of Wisdom Wednesday. I will continue to include nuggets of imagination and chuckles that I overhear. That will be the first part of the post. Then I will share Tabitha's and possibly Amelia's answers to the question I posed the previous Friday. Maybe you got a one word answer, or maybe a sentence. Who knows? Perhaps an entire dialog opened up. Whatever the response, I invite you to share it in a post and link up. Grab the Words of Wisdom Wednesday button and please link back to my post.
This weeks Words of Wisdom Wednesday question for you to pose to your little ones is:
How do we get dressed?
I am looking forward to seeing your children's answers.
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