## Student Work - Section 2: Independent Practice

# Tissue Paper Count

Lesson 1 of 2

## Objective: Students will be able to write and count numerals 1-5 in this hands-on activity.

## Big Idea: Kindergartners love to count items they don't get their hands on everyday, and tissue paper is no exception!

*30 minutes*

#### Introduction

*10 min*

To begin this lesson, I read the picture book Who's Counting? by Nancy Tafuri. This book is very simple. The children enjoy the pictures and count along.

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#### Independent Practice

*20 min*

To this point, we have been working on recognizing, writing, and counting to the numeral 5 in class. This lesson is a fun reinforcement of these skills. Children will count pieces of tissue paper to correspond with a given number. I pre-cut a large gallon Ziploc bag of tissue paper into small squares. An entire bag of tissue paper is not necessary for this lesson, but I always find uses for it throughout the year!

The assignment has the numbers 0-5 randomly placed on it. Students must write the number in the given box and glue that amount of tissue paper squares above the number. For example, where children see a 4, they will write 4 and glue on 4 pieces of tissue paper. I teach my children to put "dots" of glue, as the tissue paper can get quite messy if it is saturated in glue. For the above example, children would put 4 dots of glue and stick on 4 squares of tissue paper.

There is a numeral 0. Children only write the number for this, no tissue paper is glued down.

Here we are working on this:

Here is what a completed assignment looks like:

These will be placed on my classroom drying rack and are sent home the following day.

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