Welcome back to my second post in my series, Prepping for Kindergarten. I’m working hard to make sure my son is more than ready for kindergarten to start in the fall. I’m only one week out of school and we hit the grounding running last week. I’m spending 30 minutes for three days a week reviewing important skills with my son to make sure we get a head start on those kindergarten standards. Last week, we focused on number recognition.
His favorite activity was wearing number bracelets. He even begged to wear one to church! Yay! Check this out…
Here’s how they worked for us:
-I assessed which numbers he knew 0-10. He missed 6, 7, and 9.
-He wore one of the three numbers on his wrist a few days last week. He wore some more than I planned because he wanted to.
-Periodically throughout the day, I would tap my wrist and ask what number. He would respond back.
-I also asked him a few times a day to trace the number or give me the number letters.
-By the end of the week, he mastered these three numbers.
We also worked on number recognition and counting use these Number Recognition and Number Practice pages. Again, we only focused on the numbers he didn’t know. To make it a little more fun (it is summer anyway) I let him use a bingo dot marker. He had way too much fun with it!!! What I love about this pack is that students also get to trace the numbers, identify them, and count to learn number value.
I wanted to integrate a little technology into the mix, so I found this awesome counting and number identification game on ABCya.com. He made it very far in the levels and loved that he got to pick out a fish friend every so often. It really kept him engaged.